Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Frank, thrifty riders flip the sprockets over so the chain is working on the other side of the tooth. The rear needs to be shimmed out so the chain alignment stays the same.
Don't make more work for yourself by trying to oversimplify the job. Removing the front sprocket cover takes a couple of minutes. Cleaning out the crud and giving the clutch actuator a good look-over and a bit of lube is worth a few more minutes.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero