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post #1 of 11 Old 11-16-2018, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Replacing the Saw Blade

The difference is crazy. between a "saw blade" and the new sprocket. This is how it was on the bike when I got it. I would guess it has about 60,000kms on it.
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Same tooth count between the worn and the new sprocket? How is the front sprocket?
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Same tooth count between the worn and the new sprocket? How is the front sprocket?
Front doesn't seem too bad. but I am replacing it anyway. as for the tooth count I am unsure. But I am going with a stock 15T and 47T.
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Gives you an indication how much other maintenance this bike may have received under previous ownership. May be time to check the valves?
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My rear sprocket had 55,000 miles on it when I replaced and it didn't look that bad.

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I swear I don't know how you guys get that kinda mileage out of a chain and or sprockets....there is something wrong with my right wrist for sure.


^ joking aside, this was the result of a cheapo chain and the aftermath of a bearded cretin bike shop mechanic removing a link and over pressing the master so I could limp down the road to a real motorcycle shop.
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M7, to many, maintenance is a 4-letter word. They ride it til it quits or lose forward motion.
Ive taken spark plugs out of motorcycles that had no center electrodes, air filters where you couldnt see the pleats in the element through the dirt, molasses-like brake fluid, tires with cord showing, and yet they would point, smile and say.."Hey!-look at the new slip-on I just put on!". Or..."My bike wont start. It ran yesterday--what could be wrong?"
Me: "Does it crank and not run, or does it not crank?" Them: "It cranks slow then quits cranking." Me: "How old is the battery?" Them: "It's 8 years old, but I charge it the night before I ride it. It should be OK, I charged it all night long."
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Here's my slightly worn 55,000 mile rear sprocket.
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Mine don't look like that at 25K. You has got a smooth hand.
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Gives you an indication how much other maintenance this bike may have received under previous ownership. May be time to check the valves?
Yes, I keep finding more and more on the bike. (nothing to crazy yet).

I can only imagine that the valves need to be checked. I do not know how to do it, but I haven't read the service manual yet on it.

I might just take that into a shop next year to do that and flush my brake fluid. (might be safer this way)

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