I completed a 700km ride today. During the ride I was noticing a clunk starting when i would accelerate in first gear. It seemed to be coming from the chain. it was fine when riding, only when starting out. It progressively got worse, but i was able to complete the trip with no issues.
When i got home i first suspected the chain. It was warm but didn't look in bad shape. I put some chain wax on it anyways, and noticed when i spin the rear wheel i can hear a scraping sound coming from the front sprocket area.
I'm thinking the front sprocket is worn, or maybe something else in that area.
I bought this bike used about 3 months ago and have no idea when the sprockets were changed last, or the age of the chain.
I looked at dissasembly instructions for the front sprocket and it doesn't sound like it would have to tools to get the bolt off that front sprocket as it is held on using red locktite and torqued very high.
Should i just take it to a Suzuki dealer to fix it? I know that's going to cost me an arm/leg, maybe more. Maybe they can have it apart, fixed and reassembled quickly?
Probably dreaming right?
Should i just order a front/rear sprocket/chain, and then take that to a dealer to mount? Im sure the dealer price for those parts will be double or triple what i can get them for.