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post #1 of 27 Old 10-11-2015, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy sprockets /chain

I put new sprockets and chain I put 15 front as what is called for 43 rear know I notice I have engine lug?
other was 14/43
another question how much play should be in rear sprocket side to side ?
could this be causing my vibration I have gone over whole bike did check doohickey did adjust nothing sounds out of regular
bike starts runs has power don't know

maybe it's just me I had a back tire go flat and bike was out of control some how I was able to keep bike up and die bike had mind of it's own was going into on coming traffic but that's another story so since then every thing is what's that to me
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for any info
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post #2 of 27 Old 10-11-2015, 06:24 PM
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Wouldn't hurt to adjust your balancer chain tension, IMHO (that is, loosen and then tighten "doohickey" hold-down bolt).
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post #3 of 27 Old 10-12-2015, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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that was done ?
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post #4 of 27 Old 10-12-2015, 05:14 AM
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When I change gearing I just have to get used to the new ratios. Upshift later, downshift sooner, and when putting along in 1st-gear, either put along faster or -- if it's a tricky trail -- slip the clutch a little.

The sprocket should have zero side-to-side play on the countershaft. The chain on the sprocket should have a little play although not much.

It's a little hard to parse what you're writing with no punctuation, no capitals, and several subjects mixed together. You may get answers faster if you type slower.
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post #5 of 27 Old 10-12-2015, 05:39 AM
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that was done ?
Silly me:

"I have gone over whole bike did check doohickey did adjust nothing"

I interpreted the phrase, "did adjust nothing," incorrectly. As Grinnin says above, some correct grammar, capitalization, and punctuation may have lessened my probability of error.
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post #6 of 27 Old 10-12-2015, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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sorry about that
my mind works faster than my fingers and eyes
front sprocket is tight back has some movement
I did turn bolt 1/2 turn on doohickey

yeah I understand about new gearing will keep that in mind
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post #7 of 27 Old 10-12-2015, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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nothing sounds out of regular
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post #8 of 27 Old 10-12-2015, 10:42 AM
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I put new sprockets and chain I put 15 front as what is called for 43 rear know I notice I have engine lug?
other was 14/43
another question how much play should be in rear sprocket side to side ?
could this be causing my vibration I have gone over whole bike did check doohickey did adjust nothing sounds out of regular
bike starts runs has power don't know

maybe it's just me I had a back tire go flat and bike was out of control some how I was able to keep bike up and die bike had mind of it's own was going into on coming traffic but that's another story so since then every thing is what's that to me
thank you
for any info
cchuckie51,
The rear sprocket Carrier will have some movement. But, I'd like for you to verbally or better yet Physically confirm for us, the there are TWO (2) spacers in the Carrier Bearing. 1 on the Outside and 1 on the Inside.
Lots of people accidently loose the 1 from the Inside, it sets the clearance between the carrier bearing and the LH wheel bearing! And then when the axle nut is tightened the bearings are side-loaded.

Secondly,
The bottom run of the drive chain must have Enough 'Slack', to allow it to be lifted up and touch or almost touch the rear tip of the rubber slider under the swing arm. Too Tight of chain adjustment adds Lots of Vibes, cuts fuel mileage and wears-out chain and sprockets two to three times as fast as proper adjustment.

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post #9 of 27 Old 10-12-2015, 11:07 AM
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I did turn bolt 1/2 turn on doohickey..............
Just tightening the adjuster bolt does not adjust the doohickey. You need to loosen the adjuster bolt about one and one half turns to allow the internal spring to tighten the doohickey and then re-tighten the adjuster bolt. The bolt just holds the doohickey in place once the internal spring has pulled it tight. Do not over tighten the adjuster bolt. Snug is good enough.

The rear sprocket should not have any side to side play. a little forwards and backwards play is ok due to the rubber cush drive inside the sprocket carrier.

Check for that spacer that pdwestman asked about above.

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post #10 of 27 Old 10-12-2015, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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both are there inside one and out side
from bottom of chain pushing up to check play is almost 2"
I am thinking that my damper might be loose I ordered new one and gaskets to pull covers to check doohickey
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