I'm replacing my chain and sprocket and ran into a little snag. I noticed the new 17t aluminum sprocket has spacers on both sides, 1 being a little thicker than the other. I had planned on flipping the sprocket both directions to see which side was right before linking the chain. Sadly, I forgot to do so and already pressed on the plate. I haven't done the rivets yet but I can't separate the plates. I also can't seem to flip the sprocket either since there's not enough room to work with.
I tried to take off the side frame which would give me more access but the damn thing is not budging. I took off both bolts and there's no reason why it shouldn't come off, but it's not. I cannot find anything in the manual about how to take that piece off either.
So, can anyone chime in and either tell me how to take off the side frame piece or tell me which side the front sprocket spacer is supposed to be please?
Hi, how are you today ?
Been a while, aye ?
Can't say about which shim spacer where, but as far as the side plate is concerned, you forgot about the swing arm pin.
The pin goes in from the left.
You want to the left side plate off.
Remove rear wheel, you should not have that weight on for what follows.
Pop off the black plugs.
Remove nut on right side.
Drift out the pin.
Remove the swing arm.
Back to the shim washers.
Are you using 530 or narrower ?
If narrower, my guess is that differential shims are to allow centreing the front teeth the rear, not knowing how the rear was machined, as in to maintain the original tooth centreline position, or inside face of tooth ring in original plane in which case the tooth centreline would be moved in a bit, in which case my guess is the thicker front shim would be outboard.