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Sprocket and chain replace .

FlyingManx

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Oct 23, 2018
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Colorado
Replacing chain and sprockets noticed the output shaft has some wear on it. I'm at 18k, anyone else seeing this? New front sprocket fits pretty tight just has a very small amount of play to it. Thanks!!
 

Graves

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Staff member
Legendary Rider
Aug 14, 2016
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So. Cal.
Replacing chain and sprockets noticed the output shaft has some wear on it. I'm at 18k, anyone else seeing this? New front sprocket fits pretty tight just has a very small amount of play to it. Thanks!!
Fairly normal really, the counter-sprocket is harder than the hubs of hell, the countershaft not so much.
 

psdonald

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Mar 15, 2017
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6
123
US
Replacing chain and sprockets noticed the output shaft has some wear on it. I'm at 18k, anyone else seeing this? New front sprocket fits pretty tight just has a very small amount of play to it. Thanks!!
What chain and sprockets did you go with? Need to replace my chain and sprockets on a 2016 with 22K miles.
 

Graves

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Staff member
Legendary Rider
Aug 14, 2016
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So. Cal.
What chain and sprockets did you go with? Need to replace my chain and sprockets on a 2016 with 22K miles.
Sun Star steel sprockets and the high dollar all gold DID chain. This will cost you more than others but you will probably never have to change it again. Don’t over-tighten your chain, I’ve written a procedure here on how to find the proper slack, don’t trust the Honda spec. If adjusted properly you should only have to readjust the chain once it beds in (initial ”stretch”), after that you shouldn’t have to touch it again.
 

Cliffup2

Active Member
Jan 7, 2020
3
1
33
Kansas
Sun Star steel sprockets and the high dollar all gold DID chain. This will cost you more than others but you will probably never have to change it again. Don’t over-tighten your chain, I’ve written a procedure here on how to find the proper slack, don’t trust the Honda spec. If adjusted properly you should only have to readjust the chain once it beds in (initial ”stretch”), after that you shouldn’t have to touch it again.
please send info on chain adjust. Cliff.
 

psdonald

Well-Known Member
Mar 15, 2017
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6
123
US
Thanks for the info. Just finished up my chain and sprocket replacements and chain tension. Found a good deal on the DID Gold on amazon, could not find a rear OEM or Aftermarket anywhere other than an OEM at Rocky Mtn ATV so ordered OEM Rear and front sprockets from them. While I was at it I decided to replace the rubber hub cushions as well. They were not bad but the new ones are definitely tighter. Hopefully, I am good for another 20K+ plus miles.
 

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