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post #1 of 6 Old 07-16-2009, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Changing Sprockets

A little help here.....
I am going to attempt to change the sprockets and chain. What will I need to get the job done? (besides the new sprockets and chain, of course)

I'll need a chain breaker tool, right? Hopefully it will come with an instruction booklet with many pictures and mono syllabic words. My concern is getting the new chain on, and making sure that I get the links put together correctly.

I also want to make sure that I get all the parts I need. New washers, and whatever. I would like to avoid the issue I had last weekend putting in sprinklers in the back yard. Had to make 4 trips to Lowes to get this and that.

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A little help here.....
I am going to attempt to change the sprockets and chain. What will I need to get the job done? (besides the new sprockets and chain, of course)

I'll need a chain breaker tool, right? Hopefully it will come with an instruction booklet with many pictures and mono syllabic words. My concern is getting the new chain on, and making sure that I get the links put together correctly.

I also want to make sure that I get all the parts I need. New washers, and whatever. I would like to avoid the issue I had last weekend putting in sprinklers in the back yard. Had to make 4 trips to Lowes to get this and that.

Thanks
If you have a hand grinder,cut in half or grind the end of a link and punch it out.Sprockets are pretty sraight forward.Don't know if your going with stock or aftermarket,but make sure your countershaft ( front ) sprocket goes on with the raised face towards the engine case.The back is a staight boltup from either side.Your masterlink is directional,should show you a pic with the chain.Thinkin about the job is usually tougher than doin it LOL

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-17-2009, 01:48 AM
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And get the Eagle Mike prevailing torque countershaft nut to avoid having to deal with that suck azz lock washer ever again!
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-10-2009, 03:54 PM
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A little late to the party here, but when changing the front sprocket, an air hammer and socket turn a knuckle-banging, 'two men and a boy' job with a big breaker bar into a simple two minute one-man easy-off operation!
And it was a good excuse to GET MORE TOOLS!
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-10-2009, 04:17 PM
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-24-2010, 11:21 PM
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If you are only changing the front sprocket to change ratios, leave the chain alone.

If it's wear out time and all three need done, KLR Mike has it right on the money.
The closed end of the masterlink clip faces the backwards of the direction it's whizzin' around in.

The breaker tool is handy to have around if you need to shorten the new chain or
buy it in bulk 25 foot lengths. lol


Whoopsie 3 months later.
The open part of the masterlink clip goes towards the rear
when the link is on the top side.

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