How to change front sprocket


6 replies to this topic
  • honkylips

Posted June 22, 2005 - 09:07 AM

#1

I'm looking at going to a 15 tooth front sprocket, but am new to dirt bikes. Is this pretty easy to do, I haven't really looked at it closely yet. ALso , will I be able to use my stock chain?

  • WFODEZ

Posted June 22, 2005 - 09:12 AM

#2

Piece Of Cake, Loosen Axle Bolt, Screw Chain Adjusters In A Ways, Remove Sprocket Bolts And There Should Be Enough Slack In The Chain To Remove Countershaft Sprocket And Insert New Sprocket. Don't Forget To Re Adjust The Chain And Tighten Axle

  • honkylips

Posted June 22, 2005 - 09:14 AM

#3

That's what I was hoping to hear. With my street rims/tires on there, I run a smaller back sprocket (46 or 47, can't remember off hand) and I'm afraid if I go any smaller, I won't be able to adjust the stock chain tight enough.

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  • justicedone

Posted June 22, 2005 - 09:18 AM

#4

A good bike stand is a must of course, and if you have an impact wrench and compressor, its easy cheesy...

good luck

  • honkylips

Posted June 22, 2005 - 09:28 AM

#5

Have air tools, just no compressor at the moment, so will have to make do the old fashioned way. What are the torque specs for the front sprocket?

  • TimBrp

Posted June 22, 2005 - 10:18 AM

#6

Forget torque specs. Tighten things like that until they're tight with some blue loctite.

  • frankstr

Posted June 22, 2005 - 02:36 PM

#7

Forget torque specs. Tighten things like that until they're tight with some blue loctite.


Yeah, What Tim said...You can torque the little bolts to about 8 or 9 ft lbs..
No need for a air gun....... :)





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