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Old 11-29-2012, 12:14 PM
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place it beside a brand new sprocket, then take a look, if they look different and the chain is worn, then replace the sprockets too

hard to read a sprocket accurately unless ya got something to compare it too
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:24 PM
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Generally, your best bet is to grab the chain at 3:00 o'clock (midway around the sprocket) and try to pull it away from the sprocket. If it won't move far from the sprocket, you've got plenty of life left. I suspect this is what you'll find. However, if you can see much daylight between the chain and sprocket, you ought to start budgeting for replacements.
Yeah I pretty much can't even pull it away. And I don't think it's on there too tight...
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:59 AM
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Front sprocket I did not even see yet. I assume it is still there?
That's the one you have to look at, my bet is if you have a good look at it you will see what a worn sprocket looks like. Your rear looks fine. I'm *reasonably* good with chain maintenance, and the front (stock) one was toast at about 15,000 miles (24,000 Km). Replaced it with a cheapy 16 (vs. 15) tooth to see if I like that better (I do). I will replace with quality chain and sprockets when they all wear out sometime next year. By the way I got rid of an annoying rattling noise when I replaced the front, but can't tell for sure if it was due to the change in ratio or because of the new sprocket with no wear. I think it's mostly due to the fact the old one was so worn.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:24 AM
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Front sprocket I did not even see yet. I assume it is still there?
it might not be there

I wear front sprockets a lot sooner than rear

fwiw, I recommend this

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Hadn't seen that, great idea.
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it might not be there

I wear front sprockets a lot sooner than rear

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Wow, what a great idea! I need to check Lowe's next time I go for a suitable plug.

I always assumed that if the front was very bad off I'd get some tooth jumping especially at spirited acceleration so that would tell me that I need to work on it. But I'll probably look in there sooner rather than later just to be sure...
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I always assumed that if the front was very bad off I'd get some tooth jumping especially at spirited acceleration so that would tell me that I need to work on it. But I'll probably look in there sooner rather than later just to be sure...
Theoretically on your bike, the front sprocket should see about 3x more wear than the rear. It does on mine.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:21 AM
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Wow, what a great idea! I need to check Lowe's next time I go for a suitable plug.

I always assumed that if the front was very bad off I'd get some tooth jumping especially at spirited acceleration so that would tell me that I need to work on it. But I'll probably look in there sooner rather than later just to be sure...
on the wee, its not quite as necessary, at least you can peek at your front sprocket without taking the sprocket cover off, the Vee, you can't even see the sprocket
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