hey everyone, this is my first post on this forum. I have been reading through the previous posts and I didn't see where anyone said what the difference would be in the different sprockets available. I have had my 2005 Ninja 500R (ex500) for about 2 months and I would like a little more power. I don't really care about the sound so the exhausts don't seem to be worth the money. I might get the full fairing for the front, but I am not sure. Gearing usually has a dramatic effect on the way a motor performs, so I thought that would probably be the way to go. I have just over a thousand miles on my bike now. How many teeth is on the stock rear sprocket? I see that there are 44 tooth and 45 tooth sprockets available from JT. I don't want it to start doing wheelies easily or anything. I also think tuning the suspension would be benefitial. Would I need to buy different suspension components, or are the stock ones adjustable? I am new to motorcycles, but I have been doing performance modifications on cars for years now, so I believe I am somewhat mechanically able. Thanks everyone and sorry for the long post.