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in The process of replacing my rusted out chain and rear sprocket I noticed that the counter sprocket, on the side of the motor that the chain drives from, has play in it. I can wobble it a fair bit. Is this normal for there to be play in these?
 

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Thank you so much Kirby. Though I found another issue in this onion! lol
 

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LOL, be careful what you ask for. I am sure I will have a lot more coming!
 

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Yeah, I bought an early XR50 motor for my 84 around 2002. It uses a splined drive for the counter sprocket that is MUCH more “secure” but when I converted to a 4spd, it was back to the standard type. It is what it is I guess.


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Of course old school methodology says you should always change both sprockets when putting on a new chain.
 

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i wasnt aware of that. Thanks. I think I may do that. It’s not a lot for a new front sprocket, special washer and bolts.
 

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AK I went ahead and ordered a new sprocket, lock plate and bolts. Will be interesting to see if some of the wiggle comes out of it. I also noticed that the rear hub had the studs replaced and they were not centered causing a up and down wobble in the system. So a new rear hub had to be order. The things I keep finding on this poor little bike.

My other bike is much easier due to being more modern and I have owned it since day one.
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These little bikes seem to get ridden hard and put away wet. I’m dealing with the same thing. Crazy how beat they can be... and still get ridden.


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