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Rear Sprocket Change

So I'm just throwing on my 41 sprocket for the first time and I was wondering how you guys support the bike while you do the change.

I've always used the Pit Bull stand from the left side of the bike.
For this exercise I reversed the handle and put it on the right side of the bike, but it feels very unstable, I don't trust it so I have tiedown straps supporting the handle bars as security.

Curious how you guys are doing the sprocket change.
I suppose in a pinch you could just do it with the bike leaned over on the side stand, but I prefer the bike to be upright so I can better work with the chain.




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I just use a harbor freight front wheel stand. I never even strap the front, then again I work on cars, bikes and trucks all the time so I'm used to sketchy. *shrugs shoulders*

If I ever need to lift up the rear of the bike I just grab a long piece of seat belt and tie it to the frame on each side of the bike, right above the footpegs. Then I hook the seat belt to an engine hoist and lift it up. Works like a charm.
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I just use a harbor freight front wheel stand. .
yeah I actually thought of that when I was doing this sprocket change, wished I had my old Baxley front wheel chock, that would have been perfect. I'll probably pick one up for this.

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I bought a long handled 'angled' socket wrench,kinda shaped like an 's'.Used a shallow thinwall socket,got it between the disc and bolts.Rolled bike backwards for each bolt(so I could get to it the easiest...I think about the 3 o'clock position towards the rear).You'll of course need to loosen the chain.All the loosening force will be to the rear,so the bike won't fall.Install just the opposite.Fairly easy.I THINK you're gonna notice when you readjust the chain that the adjustment is gonna be right at the limit of the cam in there.If I remember correctly.You'll need to make sure you don't go past that limit.You'll see what I mean once you go to adjust it.I'm guessing you have the right size allen for the rear two adjustment bolts.I used the handle in the toolkit to provide a leverage action to the allen wrench.You've got those BST's on there...use caution when using that allen wrench.I mean,make sure it's all the way in the head before applying force.NO NICKING!
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