Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Northern VA DC Area
After comparing my new sprocket to the old one it was quite obvious that my sprockets were worn down considerably. All associated noises have disappeared with the new chain and sprocket set. There is still some slight lateral play left in the rear sprocket but after checking out a new í06 on the dealer floor this apparently ďnormalĒ. I do have to say that anyone attempting to change the front sprocket, without the help of a friend, should consider using an impact wrench to remove the sprocket nut. Only after a lot of swearing, figuring out how to stop the rear wheel from pulling through the breaks and turning the engine over, and balancing the bike while using a 3 foot cheater bar was I able to break the torque on that damn frond sprocket nut. Over all the whole job only took an hour and 40 minutes of that was used trying to get that nut off.
2009 DL650 Orange, Very early start to 60K
2004 DL650 Blue (sold)
2004 GS500F (sold)
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