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post #1 of 7 Old 08-10-2019, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Do I need to change the sprockets?

I am replacing my chain at 13k miles due to several missing o-rings.

From what I understand this is low mileage for a chain replacement and I'm wondering if I can get away without replacing the sprockets. With the current chain I can get very slight lift when I pull the chain straight back on the rear sprocket.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-10-2019, 10:36 PM
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It would be better to change as a set, the chain will last longer that way.
Odd that the chain/o rings failed at that mileage. Have you been in a lot of dirt, etc?

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-10-2019, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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I think the o rings failed due to negligence on my part. Forgot to lube the chain after being out in the rain and rode 250 miles the next day.

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Only reason to change the sprockets is if they are showing lots of wear.

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-10-2019, 11:21 PM
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put ATF on your new chain to keep the O rings pliable.
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Thanks Tom. That is what I was hoping to hear.

The rear sprocket does not look worn to me.
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If the front looks okay and you go ahead and use it, at least flip it over(Less wear on the non pull side).
On my 650 the chain was replaced(The first time) at 17K. I flipped the front and also reused the rear with a new chain. That chain went 27K. The sprockets still looked good at 42K total.

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