Spears Racing's 415 drive chain conversion kit is for the Kawasaki EX250/300/400 Ninja and the Yamaha YZF R3 2015+. This kit will reduce your unsprung weight/rotational mass by over three pounds.
Spears Racing 415 Drive chain kit is used by several BSB Junior Supersport,Motoamerica and WSS300, teams as well as hundreds of club level race teams around the world.
Since the inception of this amazing product Spears Racing riders have been able to set several track records along with winning several class championships and National #1 plates.
This kit comes standard with an 18t front sprocket (17 and 19 optional) and is available with 45,46,47,48,49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 and 60 tooth rear sprockets.
When making your choice for the Yamaha R-3you can go with the 18t/55t (3.05) this will be the closest to the OEM gear ratio of 3.07 (14/43).
When making your choice for the Kawasaki EX300 you can go with the 18t/54t (3.00) this will be the closest to the OEM gear ratio of 3.00 (14/42).
When making your choice for the Kawasaki EX400 you can go with the 18t/53t (2.94) this will be the closest to the OEM gear ratio of 2.92 (14/41).
*** Just remember that if your looking for more of a drive off the corner you will add a tooth or two.***
The rear sprocket is made from the highest grade aerospace quality 7075-T651 aluminum and weighs (9.64 oz./274g depending on tooth count). It is machined not stamped, this way you don't have to worry about it being " True to the alignment" of your chain and front sprocket (no wobble).
The drive chain is a EK415R racing chain and has a tensile strength of 4,610, and weighs 2.16 lbs./982 Gms. for the Yamaha R-3 and 2.01lbs./913 Gms. for both the Kawasaki EX250/300/400cc.
The steel counter shaft sprocket is drilled to be the lightest steel sprocket on the market (sprocket weights 4.6oz./130 Gms. 18 Tooth)
The following is a Gear Ratio guide:
18/50t - 2.77 18/56t – 3.11
18/51t - 2.83 18/57t – 3.16
18/52t - 2.88 18/58t – 3.22
18/53t- 2.94 18/59t - 3.27
18/54t – 3.0 18/60t – 3.33
18/55t – 3.05
The large reduction in weight and friction translates to .6/.7 extra HP being transferred to the ground instead of being lost to friction. You also will notice faster acceleration and better handling by reducing the gyroscopic effect of the rotating mass.
415 Chain Kits
The single best upgrade that any racer can do to their bike.The acceleration of the bike is like a "Superbike" off the corner is amazing.
Jeff Tigert #91 Multi Championship winner
2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Overall Champion
Luke Hopkins #26 WSS300 Racer
I Love the 415 conversion.
Compared to the stock setup, the Spears Racing 415 kit allows me to really drive out of the corners more quickly than stock. I think it is one
of our best performances per dollar upgrades. One spin of the rear wheel after installation tells the whole story.
Marc Edwards AFM # 265 Multi class Champion.