I was in the process of putting on a new chain today when I encountered a problem. The countershaft sprocket was loose. As in, I wondered to myself "is this going to come off on its own", not "oh that has a little play in it" kind of loose. I then tried to take it off but without success. Once I took the face plate bolts out I could then push the sprocket and face plate towards the engine and spin the faceplate around 360*. Nevertheless, the face plate and sprocket would NOT come off. So I guess I have two and a half questions:
1. How much play is there supposed to be in the countershaft? I expect the response to be "a little"
1b. What do I do if there is "A lot"? Buy a new front sprocket? The teeth are ok by my standards.
2. How do you get it off?
thirstybuck screwed with this post 12-10-2012 at 07:44 AM
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