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post #1 of 9 Old 03-17-2011, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Stupid move! Ahhhh!

I have just cut off my chain prior to removing my front sprocket! What do I do?
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-17-2011, 05:53 PM
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Install your new chain, then replace front sprocket.
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post #3 of 9 Old 03-17-2011, 10:07 PM
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I have just cut off my chain prior to removing my front sprocket! What do I do?
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Bug Killer offers an elegant solution (to hold the front sprocket while the countershaft nut is removed).

A less elegant solution might lay a segment of the old chain across the tops of both front and rear sprockets for the same purpose.

A piece of wire or string might temporarily connect the ends of the cut chain, insuring it won't slip off the sprocket teeth.

I think also, an impact wrench is your friend in cases like this; you might not even need no stinkin' chain with reasonable engine compression and a good electric- or air-powered impact wrench, oh WAIT! The KACR! Impact wrench might beat the KACR to the punch, nevertheless.
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post #5 of 9 Old 03-17-2011, 11:59 PM
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It's so simple. Place a wrench on the nut, make sure the wrench is wedged against the frame, start the engine, put it in first and pop the clutch. Off comes the nut!

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It's so simple. Place a wrench on the nut, make sure the wrench is wedged against the frame, start the engine, put it in first and pop the clutch. Off comes the nut!
Post a video of you doing this on YOUTUBE, love to see it.
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It's so simple. Place a wrench on the nut, make sure the wrench is wedged against the frame, start the engine, put it in first and pop the clutch. Off comes the nut!

Yikes! You'll want one of those Mythbusters blast shield things for this.


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As long as the thread goes the direction I think it does it "Should" work in "theory". LOL
I have a impact for doing mine, however, once I got it off the first time I never tightened it back to spec as the retaining ring really puts enough of a lock on the nut. Now I just bend the retailing ring back and use a big wrench. In and out in under five.

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