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Author Topic: Sprocket Replacement  (Read 409 times)

TWinOKC

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Sprocket Replacement
« on: January 10, 2013, 08:07:03 PM »
Just a wild idea here.  Would it be feasible to remove the sprockets and turn them over and reuse them?  It might be more trouble than it is worth.  I think the sprocket wears on one side of the teeth, by flipping the sprocket over you would have a fresh set of teeth?   Replacing sprockets costs money and also sometimes replacement parts take a while to arrive (back ordered).  This could be done at the same time as chain replacement - preventive maintenance?

Like I said maybe just a wild idea?  I've got a lot more time than money.
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: Sprocket Replacement
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 08:29:44 PM »
Old time trick.  You may get a little bit more time but not much.  Worn is worn and flipping it is only something that might get you a few more miles in an emergency.  Putting a good chain on worn sprockets is throwing good money after bad, the worn sprockets will eat that chain in short order.

All that said, th rear sprocket on the RE is integrated with the brake drum and can't be flipped.  Maybe the front could, I'm not sure. 

Just order your sprockets and chain early and put them on the shelf so you'll have them when they're needed.

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Re: Sprocket Replacement
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 08:46:59 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  I have never had the back wheel off so didn't know if the back sprocket could be flipped over or not.
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Re: Sprocket Replacement
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 08:53:34 PM »
The RE rear sprocket is unique.  It is cast iron and integrated with the brake drum.  It nicely allows you to remove the rear wheel while leaving the chain on the sprockets and the brake attached, less messy than usual on a drum rear wheel.  Did you know the RE was the first make to incorporate the cush drive into the rear wheel?  That's those little blocks of rubber that cushion the drive line thrust before it gets to the wheel, making for a smoother take off.  First production bike to incorporate a swingarm rear suspension as well.

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Re: Sprocket Replacement
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 10:07:12 PM »
I did not know that, very interesting.
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Re: Sprocket Replacement
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 10:57:57 PM »
hi tw, is the enfield dealer in the city still in business? i don't see him under the dealer page,if not then we have no dealer in Oklahoma......that makes for a definite ride to ft worth as it warms up!

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Re: Sprocket Replacement
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 12:55:35 AM »
The RE dealer in OKC went out of business about 3 months after I bought my bike.  As far as I know, the dealer in Tulsa is still open, usually only has 1 or 2 new Enfields at a time, no replacement parts on hand .  Enfields are not his main business, he has a pretty good motorcycle salvage business - mostly Japanese bikes and scooters. 
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