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Sprocket Shims?

So my rear sprocket is misaligned with my front sprocket, causing me to eat teeth off these aluminum sprockets like it was nothin... (I went through 13 teeth this weekend).

I need to know where I can find front sprocket shims.

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 10:22 AM
 
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im pretty sure u have to shim the back sprocket, or shim the wheel. cant shim the front sprocket. how far is it off?
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So my rear sprocket is misaligned with my front sprocket, causing me to eat teeth off these aluminum sprockets like it was nothin... (I went through 13 teeth this weekend).

I need to know where I can find front sprocket shims.

Any suggestions?
I think the problem is more that you HAVE aluminum sprockets. Get either all steel or 2-piecers with steel teeth. Case-hardened or cold-forged steel is what you want.

Also if they are that far off, you think your frame is bent from crashing? You might want to get it straightened. Look for your local GMD Computrack
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Are you sure you have the correct wheel spacer installed?
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What he isn't mentioning is he has a crazy 94 gixxer wheel setup on his bike. That may be off as rider mentioned.

2005 Honda CRF88RR - 2007 Honda CBR600RR
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if its off that much, steel is just gonna take longer to eat up-never had a prob with aluminum sprockets before

swingarm could be tweaked too, if the frames not bent like ceo mentioned
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or a messed up master link.
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or a messed up master link.

? were u just guessing that the sprockets were off?

and how does the master link chew up 13teeth? did you have a 525 master on a 520 chain, or somethin else weird like that?
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Well, when I free spin the wheel, it binds on the master link.
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Well, when I free spin the wheel, it binds on the master link.
that just start happenin?
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Gee I think I have been there with no teeth on the rear sprocket. Mine was caused by a kinked replaceable (rivit style master) link. See thread!



First.. only buy case hardend rear sprockets... like Renthol.

You need a alignment tool. Get this motion pro.. its cheap and effective!!




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Gee I think I have been there with no teeth on the rear sprocket. Mine was caused by a kinked replaceable (rivit style master) link.
First.. only buy case hardend rear sprockets... like Renthol.

You need a alignment tool.
ahhh, something weird like that. ive always used the clip on masters, never had one fail on my bikes, or our dragbikes, so i never saw a need to go to the rivet style. those are no-brainers, cant be too tight lol.

also i thought all aluminum sprockets were hardened(mine are), guess vortex arent huh?

still curious, did it just happen, or has it been binding since you changed the chain? and what type of master do u have kbubp?
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I don't know what happened with mine. it was installed by a dealership as part of a insurance job. Another great example why I learned to do my own work instead!




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I don't know what happened with mine. it was installed by a dealership as part of a insurance job. Another great example why I learned to do my own work instead!

i agree, i think going to a dealer or shop should be a choice, not a necessity
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ahhh, something weird like that. ive always used the clip on masters, never had one fail on my bikes, or our dragbikes, so i never saw a need to go to the rivet style. those are no-brainers, cant be too tight lol.

also i thought all aluminum sprockets were hardened(mine are), guess vortex arent huh?

still curious, did it just happen, or has it been binding since you changed the chain? and what type of master do u have kbubp?
I have a clip style RK Chain master link. It just recently started happening.
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With the chain alignment tool, how, exactly, do you align the chain once you determine it is out of alignment?
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Hopefully just adjust it with the axle bolt adjustments.




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From what I've seen, I'm seriously thinking it's a jacked master link.
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From what I've seen, I'm seriously thinking it's a jacked master link.
Wrong wheel spacer.
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Wrong wheel spacer.


Unless a magic spacer worked it's way in there....

It just started doing this recently.
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