I will get one ordered. I just need to source a 36mm socket. Bound to be able to borrow one from work and a decent breaker bar. I don't want to strain my torque wrench too much. If I am going to a smaller front sprocket I reckon I should be able to change it with the chain in situ. The abba stand will help.
My wife bought my my TOR Carbon can for Christmas. Cant wait to get it fitted by the dealer and the TOR tune downloaded.
When to Halfords (Autostore) today to buy a 36mm socket. The tab washer was fitted to the sprocket nut and I gently bent it back. Put the socket on my torque wrench. Hardly any effort to turn socket. I don't believe it was torqued correct - 136NM. Loosened of the chain adjusters both sides and slid the wheel forward. The sprocket came off no problem. Anyway, torqued it all back up, adjusted chain whilst on ABBA stand (the manual is the only one I have seen telling you to adjust the chain to 35-45mm play with the wheel off the floor) and put the cover on. No time to road test today other than a quick up and down the street. Will post on post ride thoughts tomorrow, providing the weather is not too back - it rains alot here in the UK at the moment.
Just got back from a ride on dual carriageway and high speed twist roads that go through slow villages. The gearing is much better. I can now select 2nd gear at less than 35mph and the transmission seems less jerky. 60mph is now 3600rpm and the bike will pull in top gear from around 45mph. Didn't take the bike above 90mph but noticed no ill effects. Close inspection of the old sprocket revealed hooked teeth. Why did the Triumph sprocket have rubber on each side?
One thing that will help you realize that you aren't going to "mess anything up" any more than the official mechanic is seeing him do something doltish. It doesn't take much of that to realize that the only differences between him and me are that he has a uniform and I have the mechanical ability.
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