June 5th, 2014, 08:22 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
From: Northern California
I got tired of unscrewing and contorting the chain slider to get a 16t on or off.
Boss told me a trick, glue it with black RTV, then cut it where it wraps around the swingarm.
Result is piece of cake sprocket removal and installation. And the kicker...
No more flappity flap flap from the slider.
I saw that post where he had grinded down two teeth a little, then on the next time he just lined it up and hit it with a rubber hammer.
I want 17/47 so I can go to 14/47 for knobbies and use the same chain. I have a spare Kush hub, so will lace it to a 18" wheel, so I can just swap the sprocket carrier.
Also, I've heard a bigger rear sprocket helps with traction, pulling the wheel down to the ground more than a smaller one, so there's that.