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post #1 of 14 Old 07-18-2018, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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2015 DL650A Front Sprocket Removal

Hey everyone! I’m inexperienced when it comes to mechanics and want to learn so I’m attempting some work on my bike. I’ve ran into the front sprocket and where I thought you’d simply use a hex key to remove the first portion, it isn’t working. Do I need a socket or can someone explain the black portion that looks like it’s filling the hex key/Allen wrench hole? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 14 Old 07-18-2018, 10:36 PM
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It looks like it's filled with old chain lube or other debris. There will be an Allen head under that black stuff, so get a dental pic and see if to can gaff all that stuff out.

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Not supposed to be there.

That's a allen key socket head bolt. 6 mm I think.

Hopefully it's just plastic. If someone broke off a round headed allen wrench in there it's going to be more of a challenge.

Need to dig it out of the head. If it's metal, try a strong magnet to get the stuff out.

If it doesn't come out you could try a vice grip on the outside of the bolt head. Or dremel a slot in the head and use a huge screwdriver.

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I'm puzzled. The parts diagram shows the lock washer and large hex nut, but not the crown nut. What is that ?

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Speed rotor. It's elsewhere on the parts diagrams. Speedometer.

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It looks like it's filled with old chain lube or other debris. There will be an Allen head under that black stuff, so get a dental pic and see if to can gaff all that stuff out.
Yes, you have to find the hex key hole under there.
Lock the rear brake by jamming something onto the rear brake pedal, then turn out the hexbolt.
After that, remove the bent lockwasher then find the big nut that needs to come off.. that's the tuff one!. I tried everything but an airgun.. no luck. Bought a Sears airgun but my double hotdog compressor won't put out the pressure necessary to undo it.
Gun wants 6.0 cfm at 90# and mine only puts out 3.9 at 90#.. so never got it off yet😞
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Ive used my [email protected] psi CFM 60-gal compressor with my Ingersoll Titanium 1/2" air impact and had problems with some countershaft nuts that you'd swear were welded on. NO MORE!
I place a section of 2" X 4"in the rear wheel spokes, transmission in neutral, and use a Snap-on Lithium 18 volt 1/2" impact. 600 ft-lbs, it doesnt even hammer, the nut just spins right off. A friend of mine uses a DeWalt version, same deal.

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post #8 of 14 Old 07-20-2018, 08:58 AM
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Yes, Impact, air if you have a big compressor like me, or electric....both make this stuff easy.

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I just replaced the chain and sprockets on my 2013. That screw was held in with industrial-grade thread locker! I thought I was going to break my hex-key, but it broke free finally.

If you don't have the skookum impact wrench you will most likely need a cheater bar on your socket wrench. The torque spec for the front sprocket is 105 lb-ft, so it's on there good and tight. I used a flat wrecking bar wrapped in rags to lock the back wheel against the rear fork.

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Yes, you have to find the hex key hole under there.
Lock the rear brake by jamming something onto the rear brake pedal, then turn out the hexbolt.
After that, remove the bent lockwasher then find the big nut that needs to come off.. that's the tuff one!. I tried everything but an airgun.. no luck. Bought a Sears airgun but my double hotdog compressor won't put out the pressure necessary to undo it.
Gun wants 6.0 cfm at 90# and mine only puts out 3.9 at 90#.. so never got it off yet😞
Have you tried a good old big-ass breaker bar? I have to stand on mine to break the cs nut loose.
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