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post #1 of 45 Old 10-02-2006, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Installed 16-Tooth Front Sprocket on DL650

I've swapped a 16-tooth front sprocket into my DL650K7 and really love the change! While I was at it I decided to document the process to aid others interested in making the switch. For a review of the install look here:
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Excellent write up! I wish it was available before I spent 30 minutes trying to figure out how to get the Clutch Cable off the Clutch Screw Assembly rather than just remove the whole thing

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Excellent write up! I wish it was available before I spent 30 minutes trying to figure out how to get the Clutch Cable off the Clutch Screw Assembly rather than just remove the whole thing

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Thanks, Scott. The reason that I published this install is so that other owners won't have to make the same mistakes we did :wink:

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Excellent write up! I wish it was available before I spent 30 minutes trying to figure out how to get the Clutch Cable off the Clutch Screw Assembly rather than just remove the whole thing

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Thanks, Scott. The reason that I published this install is so that other owners won't have to make the same mistakes we did :wink:

Doh!

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The 16t sprocket does appear to be the "hot ticket". :wink:

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post #6 of 45 Old 10-03-2006, 01:39 PM
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The reason that I published this install is so that other owners won't have to make the same mistakes we did :wink:
If it we're for your excellent reviews and write-ups, I wouldn't attempt to do half the things I've done to my own Wee.

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The reason that I published this install is so that other owners won't have to make the same mistakes we did :wink:
If it we're for your excellent reviews and write-ups, I wouldn't attempt to do half the things I've done to my own Wee.

Thanks a million!!

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Got several more coming--stay tuned. I've learned that many owners would really like to do more of their own wrenching but don't do so because they don't know how. Believe it or not, a friend from my congregation was going to take his cruiser to the dealer's service department to have new handlebar grips installed! I talked him out of it and invited him to my garage, where we had the new Kuryakyn Iso-Grips in place in about 20 minutes. Now he's thinking about changing his own oil! Radical :wink:

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Great article - well written, objective, concise .......and pictures!. Doesn't get better than that. Thanks for taking the time to share.

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Doesnt the sprocket create more of a speedo error? Higher rpm, slower speed because of the shorter sprocket?
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Doesnt the sprocket create more of a speedo error? Higher rpm, slower speed because of the shorter sprocket?

I thought the same thing a week or so ago. I was informed then that the 650's speedo is driven off the front wheel.

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