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post #1 of 5 Old 11-29-2008, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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front sprocket removal

How do you get the front sprocket off? Is it reverse threaded?

I had the bike in 2nd gear and tried doing lefty loosey and it made the transmission turn while on the rear stand. I tried putting the rear tire down and it acted like it was going to turn the tire against the cement.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-30-2008, 06:56 AM
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Put the bike in 1st gear and have someone step on the rear break while breaking loose the counter shaft bolt. They can be tuff!
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Like Mike said, put the front wheel against a wall and have someone step on the rear brake. If that doesn't work I usually put a 2x4 thru the wheel and let it lockup on the swingarm. Reverse it for tightening. I've got an air ratchet that I sometimes take it off with but I like using a torque wrench to put it back on.

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-30-2008, 07:53 AM
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it takes a little bit of what we call force.... MAKE SURE YOU USE A QUALITY TOOL... if you use the little cheapy sockets you get anywhere you may strip the head.... spend the money get a good craftsman socket or someother HIGH quality brand....

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I have about a 24" long 1/2" breaker bar. I sat on the bike, right foot on the rear brake & loosened it with the breaker bar in my left hand. Same to install.

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