Originally Posted by Spud Rider
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.
How to ride your XR650L to South America: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...2#post19932112
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