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Gear change question.

I got a one-up one-down gear set from Santa. My question is can I change the primary without breaking the chain? It is a 530 set.

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Pretty sure you can, you just have to remove the sprocket cover and you should have it. What does the manual say?



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Yeah, I looked at the shop manual last night. Although it isn't specific it looks like you can. The picture shows no chain in place but it looks like there is room to move it off the teeth. I was concerned the casting would be in the way. I read up on moving the clutch master cylinder here on the forum. Either way, I have a chain breaker so I can always push a pin out.

I also have a few other things to do over the cold days. I have the Speedohealer to install, I'm ordering a PCIII, I am going to remove the headers and have them ceramic coated inside and out. Then, finish up by replacing all the fluids and filters. That should put me in good shape for spring. I'll try to photo some of it, particularly the ceramic coating.

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With the rear wheel off, you should be able to remove the sprocket cover and ease the chain off the front sprocket.
Or course, be sure and loosen the front sprocket nut before you remove the rear wheel, unless you have an impact wrench.

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Thanks for the advice Sub ... great bunch of folks here.

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Now that I think about it, I know for sure that you can. I put a 15 tooth on the stock chain before replacing it.



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With the rear wheel off, you should be able to remove the clutch cover and ease the chain off the front sprocket.
Or course, be sure and loosen the front sprocket nut before you remove the rear wheel, unless you have an impact wrench.
What does the clutch cover have to do with changing the sprockets? That's on the opposite side of the bike.
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What does the clutch cover have to do with changing the sprockets?
Actually, not a damn thing.
I meant sprocket cover, not clutch cover.
This is what happens when you mix work and pleasure simultaneously.
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