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post #1 of 25 Old 06-21-2004, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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16T Sprocket - How hard is it to install this?

Hi,

I was curious how hard it was to install this front sprocket (16T)? Is this a DIY or is this better to bring to the dealer for a swap?

I am OK at installing things, but mostly cosmetic things is what I do :)

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post #2 of 25 Old 06-21-2004, 09:49 PM
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Re: 16T Sprocket - How hard is it to install this?

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Hi,

I was curious how hard it was to install this front sprocket (16T)? Is this a DIY or is this better to bring to the dealer for a swap?

I am OK at installing things, but mostly cosmetic things is what I do :)

Thanks,
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As long as you have tools to do so it is very easy.
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Installing the new sprocket is easy, getting the old one off is a B.
I had to get a machanic buddy with an air ratchet to help get it off. Once its loosened its all a piece of cake after that.
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Yeah what PW #1 said :P

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Installing the new sprocket is easy, getting the old one off is a B.
I had to get a machanic buddy with an air ratchet to help get it off. Once its loosened its all a piece of cake after that.
Hate to be specific, but an impact gun is what you need, not an air ratchet.
An air ratchet will not work to remove a countershaft nut, so don't ask your mechanic buddy using that terminology. I am sure that was what Andy meant anyway. :?

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I loosened it with a breaker bar while sitting on the bike. its all you need.

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you gonna put the bike in the first gear (if you are alone and there is nobody to help you but ı dont recommend this method you can damage your transmission, you better have somebody else sitting on the bike and applying rear break.)

take the wrench (ı dont remember the size though) stick on it firmly and hit the wrench with a hammer (at least 500gr) to creat an impact effect.
dont try to do it like you are taking off a tire nut. just keep hitting with the hammer. after a couple of hits you will see it.

ıt will loosen. thats the only way with the conventional tools. if you have professional tools like an impact gun it is much more easier.

but dont forget the apply rear break firmly.

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Don't forget to flatten out the bended washer! Makes it a bit easier. :)

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Just got my 16T last week. I tried to get the stock one off and I had to give up or risk scratching the hell out of my frame. The nut is a 27mm nut (HUGE) and you will need a deep socket to reach in there. You will also need a big socket wrench. Its not obvious if it comes off counterclockwise or not, but it is counterclockwise.

I am not sure what the bent washer is that keeps being mentioned.

I need to get out to the store to get a deep 27mm socket and then I will try again.

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a shortish extension can be used as well, perhaps 2".

There is a washer(per the parts diagram) that fits underneath the 27mm nut and once the nut is torqued to spec you will need to bend a portion of the washer over the flat part of the nut to aid in not letting the nut backoff.

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