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Old 11-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #4267
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Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Oddometer: 759
Originally Posted by skiridefastforever View Post
I finally did the dooh, and the Torsion spring and the deep hole problem. I have a question for the experts. If one of the thrust washers did fall into the engine from the behind the idler sprocket, would there be any noticeable change in the engine? My idler sprocket came loose on me when I pulled the inner cover and I put it back and didn't see anything in the engine but would it go back together and start if it were missing a thrust washer? I took it on a test ride, seemed ok. Would the engine start and sound ok if a thrust washer had fallen in?
Noticeable change? No, but it won't stay that way. The thrust washer is there for a reason. You need to pull the bike back apart and verify if the washer is there or not. If not you need to find it. I've fished a few of them out of the sump. It isn't that difficult.
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