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Old 01-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #696
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Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Cartersville GA
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Originally Posted by Spud Rider View Post
I agree with the service manager. The rear sprocket looks pretty good, but the C/S sprocket needs to be replaced. Your countershaft splines are fine, but I am concerned with the rust. Keep using the wider, XR650R C/S sprocket. Also, make sure you lubricate the countershaft with grease before you install another XR650R C/S sprocket.

I think your countershaft splines would have been stripped by now if you had not installed the wider, XR650R C/S sprocket.

Spud you have been a great help both during and before this trip started. I almost got around to making some chain rollers before he took off but ran out of time.
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