Probably a dumb questions, but I only changed the sprockets and chain once, several years ago and I can't find any info on it in the manual.
Do I need to bleed the clutch and remove the slave cylinder to replace the front sprocket? I'm 99% sure that's how it's done, but want to know for sure before starting. Are there any instructions for th front sprocket change in the manual? If so, what page?
There's one short bolt on the left cover that doesn't have to be removed (arrow).
The other 4 are long bolts that hold the cover in place.
Unfortunately, since only one bolt is securing the slave cylinder to the cover, there is a likelihood that air can enter into the system.
So yes, I'd prepare to bleed the system after sprocket replacement.
I was able to get the rear tire back on, albeit very tightly with NO slack, and went and set the chain slack after.
Looser is better than tighter, I set mine to 1.5"
Don't need to change the chain links.