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Old 06-13-2017, 06:14 PM   #21
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Honestly I'll probably take it somewhere to have it done but thanks.


Working on your bike is the best way to learn about it (and ensure it's done right).
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Not saying yours was but a lot of that rounding over of sprocket teeth happens when people have loose chains.

And if doing the front sprocket highly recommended breaking that nut loose with an impact gun rather than breaker bar to prevent excess strain.

Kacfiz: if you're looking at changing gearing I can send you the excel spreadsheet gearing calculator which will show you how different combinations in sprockets will affect the bike.


The bike was sold to me with the oe chain and wheel adjusted as far back as it can. So I'm sure it just got looser and looser resulting in sprocket wear. I'd be interested to see how my new set up lasts. Did the chain and sprocket at about 23k. Now there's almost 30k. I gotta clean and lube it too.
As a mechanic I can appreciate shop air and a good impact. Some folks only have hand tools.
I also have a chain align tool so I may need to break that out and adjust the chain as well
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Pretty sure most service manuals even say to do this. Better to jolt it loose with a single sharp blow than to exert any lateral forces on the shaft. A lot of people will wedge a 2x4 between a wheel spoke and the swing arm and have seen some nasty things happen.


Some of our valve bodies on new pathfinders have a range switch that needs an impact otherwise with a breaker bar you can twist the bolt head off. That would be a very bad day.

Best practice: consult shop manual
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Sure, but working on trucks for 10 hours a day makes you kinda not want to work on your own .


I can agree 110% on this
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