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Hello guys! It's that time of year to start riding the old KLR again! But this year im going to have to do some work to the bike before I can.

It's finally time to replace the chain & sprockets @ 25,000K. I really wore the front sprocket down to the nubs lol. I didnt realize it was this bad until it started slipping when I was about 30mi. from home as I was spinning around in the dirt and trying to have fun! I heard the cliking noise when I was trying to spin and was like WHAT IS THAT??? Well as soon as I looked I was like HOLY S**T!! How am I even able to ride it like this? Cause when I was on the rd it rode fine and there was no slippage/cliking noise. Well as soon as I saw that front sprocket I babied her the rest of way home with no problems and put her away for the winter!

So now I wanna ride again and I ordered and recieved my new chain and sprockets from the local Kawasaki shop.

I was able to break the chain and get it off. Also I got the counter shaft sprocket off but with some difficulties as it was kinda seized a lil bit onto the shaft. But I finally got it with some wiggling and jiggling and the help of 2 vise grips. Didnt get to the back sprocket yet which im sure it should be pretty easy cause it was when I took it off b4 when I replaced my rear wheel and hub bearings and had no problems.

Ok so this is where im at now. The new front sprocket is slightly different from the orginal one. The original sprocket has a rubbery flat side to it that was up against the case when I took it off. The new one has none of that rubber stuff on it! All metal!

Now I notice on the new one there is no side that is flush like on the old one! It has (this is what I call it) a fat lip on the one side and a skinny lip on the other side. Sorry but thats the best way I can describe it. I dont know the technical term for it so I will just call it a lip lol

I am going to try and attach 2 pictures of the sprockets OLD & NEW in both pictures side by side.

Can you all help me and tell me which way the front sprocket goes? That is if you know?

Should I put the side of the new sprocket with the "fat lip" in towards the case or the side with the "skinny lip" towards the case?

My pictures will describe how the old sprocket was when I pulled it off the bike. Hope the pics come out the way their supposed to cause Im doing all this from my smart phone at work. Photo editing and everything lol.

Thank you so much in advance! You guys have really helped me out a lot in the past! GREAT SITE!!!
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-03-2013, 11:33 AM
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put them both flat on the ground check the height that way, should tell you which way they go.

btw did it look like this?


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also when i did mine i put the numbers stamped in facing out. seemed the logical way to me.

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put them both flat on the ground check the height that way, should tell you which way they go.
Yeah those sprockets look just like mine!! Wow your old one looks worse than mine lol The new one looks just like the new one that I got I think. Does yours have the fat lip on the other side?

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Thanks the help guys!! All is good now!!
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Thanks the help guys!! All is good now!!
Another satisfied customer. Thanks to Scrapper.

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