I can't beleive that spocket got tore up like that.
I think the whole problem started because the guy that sold me the bike put that little plastic chain guide on the swing arm and only had one taper head bolt which makes it fit flush and beneath the level of the plastic guide.
Now on the bottom he stucka small bolt in the same peice but this one had a bolt head on it which didn't stick up very high but still stuck up about a 1/8 of an inch.
when I found this bolt it had been worn down quite a bit from the chain catching on it.
Thats why I like to be the only one to work on my own equipment.
Well anyway I don't trust the damage that this little bolt head may have caused so I'm gettin a new chain tomorrow.
If.......(And this is the scary part) I put the new chain on and get it all all adjusted out and go to take off and the sound is still there that means more than likely the transmission is hurt. (even though It shifts great).
I am able to turn the drive gear just a little bit forward and backward when the bike is in first gear but I'm going to say that is a normal lash for now.
It's killing me that I can't install my own chain
Special tools suck!
Thanks again and I hope to be back on the road Saturday if all goes well.