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Front Sprocket Help Please

1428 Views 5 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  TOP_DUC
Sorry, I haveread many pages of this forum but can't find the answer.

My 998 has rotational clock/anticlockwise movement that seems excessive - about one full tooth (15 tooth sprocket). The gearbox shaft moves the same amount so the sprocket is secure on the shaft splines.
I have read comments that "some" play backlash is acceptable. . I have a video but can't upload it to the site.

Help please, newby on the forum.


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· Registered
1,534 Posts
I'm assuming you are turning the sprocket with it in gear.There is play in the gearbox, primary gear clearance and dog spacing between gears plus clearance in the clutch [the beloved clack] Is the gearbox shifting ok? Are there any whining noises? What you are feeling is likely normal, any further checking would require splitting the cases.

· Old Fast Guy
608 Posts
Looks/sounds like loose/worn clutch plates.
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