Bike in question. 2005 with 13,500 miles.
Coming home last night and my front sprocket finally gave way. It has been on thin ice for the last few thousand miles :roll: I hear some metal to metal clanking/grinding and look down and see metal coming off and soon I am loosing power and had to walk it the last two blocks home :lol:
Here you can see the stripped front sprocket and my nifty holder to get the rear removed without busting knuckles. I had lost a chain a while back and the nuts holding on the rear were mangled pretty good. Some 2x4's and screws to the bench and it was planted
Also picked up my new shifter from the dealer. I got am MSR unit. Part number 07-0714 and it was only $22, local and I get 10% off usually (Dual Star wants $28 ) and looks to be real nice quality. Pictured is my 2nd stocker and it broke at the welds and I got it fixed until the MSR came in. FYI, new 07's have a sifter similar to this and it's not some stamped steel POS like previous years. :roll:
Also on the bill is some greasing of the swingarm, adjust valves, install IMS tank when it arrives with my new chain and sprockets.
My front Kenda 270 is "bubbling" at the lugs I noticed also. It has maybe 6-8K on it and tons of tread left, but I might just retire it and get a Duro Median up front to match the rear. I have really liked the Duro for my riding (90/10).
Going to order some goodies from Dual Star today.
Chain Adjuster Nuts 32-00520-008 $2.95 http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Bran...uster_nuts.htm
Locking Axle Nut (Front) 20-39110 $6.95 http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Bran...s_kawasaki.htm
Locking Axle Nut (Front) 20-39111 $6.95
Then I went to Taco Tuesday, got stuffed and had some