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post #11 of 17 Old 11-17-2013, 07:15 PM
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I'm having issues re-installing the chain on the slightly larger 16t front sprocket. Any tricks out there?


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post #12 of 17 Old 11-17-2013, 07:28 PM
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Did you loosen the chain tensioner?

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Did you loosen the chain tensioner?
Yes, chain slack isn't an issue, just the clearance in front of the sprocket

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Did you try putting the chain on the sprocket before installing the sprocket, or putting the chain in the area before the sprocket?

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This nut's proving to be a real bastard. Can't get it off with my breaker bar. Socket keeps popping off. I'm thinking of going and getting a socket with less points and/or an impact wrench. The excessive torque and gobs of orange thread lock are proving to be my nemesis!
if you make up a breaker bar from pipes, you may "slip" and scratch up the magneto cover - as I did

my sprocket nut on the ABS bike took a lot of effort to break loose. On my non-ABS bike it was no big deal.
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Did you try putting the chain on the sprocket before installing the sprocket, or putting the chain in the area before the sprocket?
I did attempt to put the chain on the sprocket first but couldn't get it past the clutch assembly/housing, then I tried putting the sprocket on first then the chain but the gap was too small

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if you make up a breaker bar from pipes, you may "slip" and scratch up the magneto cover - as I did

my sprocket nut on the ABS bike took a lot of effort to break loose. On my non-ABS bike it was no big deal.
Finally made a PVC breaker bar so I didn't hurt myself (or more importantly the bike). Success!

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