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#140674 - 02/13/18 01:59 PM Quick change front sprockets ?
GT_Hawk Offline
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Registered: 02/12/18
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Loc: Canada eh
Hope this is right spot

My friend had a dr650 and he carried 2 different sprockets, one for offroad and one for onroad. He could swap them in a min or 2. Not sure how that worked but he could. Wondering if that can be done on the xt225 as a higher gearing would be better onroad for this bike. But offroad ya lower more fun. So hey has this been done ??

Yes I searched and found nothing.

Edited by GT_Hawk (02/13/18 02:01 PM)

#140676 - 02/13/18 02:32 PM Re: Quick change front sprockets ? [Re: GT_Hawk]
Paul49 Offline
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Maybe 20 mins.
1958 Ariel 650 FH, 2014 Tiger Sport1050, 1995 XT225 Serow, Tiger 800 XRx.

#140682 - 02/13/18 05:39 PM Re: Quick change front sprockets ? [Re: GT_Hawk]
Deserteagle56 Offline
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Registered: 04/10/09
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Loc: Central Nevada, USA
"Minute or two"? Doubt it, not if done properly.

I pack a 14T and 16T front sprocket for my XT225 at all times and put them on as needed. But it takes, as Paul says, more like 20 minutes all told. You have to remove the cover from the sprocket area and the two bolts that hold the sprocket on, and then the retaining clip. Once you've got the other sprocket on there and put everything back together, then you have to adjust the chain. That alone will take a few minutes.
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#140686 - 02/13/18 06:24 PM Re: Quick change front sprockets ? [Re: GT_Hawk]
GT_Hawk Offline
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Registered: 02/12/18
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Loc: Canada eh
ok so no quick method. i remember he left his cover off. And all i think he had to take off was some slip and it was off. Was hoping something like that would work. but there is something else in way besides cover then by the sounds of it. he also did not adjust the chain. that said aparentlay its common on those dr650 bikes.

Looking in this link, you can see there is just a cover then a clip and sprocket. even if you add a extra tooth or whatever the difference in length of chain would be minimal and usable.

Edited by GT_Hawk (02/13/18 06:27 PM)

#140702 - 02/14/18 03:38 PM Re: Quick change front sprockets ? [Re: GT_Hawk]
peejman Offline
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Loc: East TN USA
I'd think it could be done in a few minutes once you've done it a few times know the right spots for the chain adjusters. Obviously that's not being super rigorous and using a torque wrench to make everything just so.
This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.


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