What's up with the stock front sprocket on the 05WR450

5 replies to this topic
  • trailriderjoe

Posted February 20, 2005 - 04:12 PM


Hey gang,
What's up with the molded ring on the outside face of the front sprocket?
I can't seem to figure out what's its purpose in life is :)


  • Victor Champion

Posted February 20, 2005 - 04:41 PM


Had the same thing on my 2001 WR426.
Don't worry about it. I just changed mine out and threw the old one away.

  • trailriderjoe

Posted February 20, 2005 - 04:43 PM


No worries, I'm just curious what good it does?

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  • trailriderjoe

Posted February 21, 2005 - 05:15 AM


Bump.....Any ideas

  • unkle_george

Posted February 21, 2005 - 07:04 AM


It's just there to reduce chain noise. You don't need it. (And I don't think it really does much anyways)

- Ryan

  • MortgageRider

Posted February 21, 2005 - 07:26 AM


It is there for noise and vibration control. My XR650L has one on it also. It is not needed.


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