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post #1 of 17 Old 06-21-2012, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Front sprocket replacement

Hello All,

I purchased a new front sproket, 16t, for my 2009 DL650.

Don't have a shop manual yet.
I did find a bit of info regarding the procedure here.

Any extra tips or guideance would be appreciated.

1. loosen chain
2. Remove front sprocket cover
3. remove nut (impact wrench necessary?)
4. swap out (lock tite? torque spec?)
5. reassemble


Thanks for any tips, advice or cautions

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post #2 of 17 Old 06-21-2012, 08:50 AM
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Apply the rear brake or put a 2x4 over the swingarm and through the spokes to keep the wheel from turning. Be careful not to pinch the rear brake line. Then a long breaker bar or a shorter one with a pipe cheater bar will get the nut off. An impact wrench just make it quick and easy. The book spec is 105lb-ft with red Loctite but the same nut on the DL1000 has an 83lb-ft spec. I've used 83lb-ft and no Loctite with no problems. The Wee has a bent over washer that should have no trouble keeping the nut from loosening. After one flattening and re-use, I like to replace it.

The clutch adjuster likes to come apart and drop little ball bearings out. Tape it or cable tie it together after taking it off and before letting it hang by the cable.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Apply the rear brake or put a 2x4 over the swingarm and through the spokes to keep the wheel from turning. Be careful not to pinch the rear brake line. Then a long breaker bar or a shorter one with a pipe cheater bar will get the nut off. An impact wrench just make it quick and easy. The book spec is 105lb-ft with red Loctite but the same nut on the DL1000 has an 83lb-ft spec. I've used 83lb-ft and no Loctite with no problems. The Wee has a bent over washer that should have no trouble keeping the nut from loosening. After one flattening and re-use, I like to replace it.

The clutch adjuster likes to come apart and drop little ball bearings out. Tape it or cable tie it together after taking it off and before letting it hang by the cable.

Thanks,
That'll help

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I'm doing the 16t front swap-out also. Is the stock drive-chain going to still work, or do I need a different chain?


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The stock chain will handle a 16T front.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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The stock chain will handle a 16T front.
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Any idea how big of a socket the 'engine sprocket nut' will require? I've got all the torque specs from the service manual but nothing mentioned about socket size

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The service manual has a bad spec. Use 83lb-ft, the spec for exactly the same nut down to the part number used on the DL1000 which has more power and no lock nut. 105lb-ft is not needed. It's a 32mm nut. A 1-1/4" socket also works fine.

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You're a life saver, thanks!


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post #10 of 17 Old 11-17-2013, 11:24 AM
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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!

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