Sprocket news... and a wrench question
I got my 14T countershaft sprocket from Motostrano today, only 59 bones. Installation was a snap. Loosen the rear axle; shove the wheel forward to provide sufficient play in the drive chain; remove the clutch slave; pop the old sprocket off and replace it with the new shiny new chromemoly Renthal; put everything back together. Done in 20 minutes.
Sadly, I've got no time for a shakedown run tonight, but this deepens my gearing by 9.3% across the board - that's alot of cheap horsepower and will make this bike even more powerful everywhere in the rev range. I don't need piles of top end anyway.
Guess what I found when I was working on the bike? I didn't get the ride height adjuster locked down tight with the second set of nuts on either end and it worked itself all the way back to the fully "short" or default factory position. Top one? No problem. The bottom one is very hard to get to though, as it's buried in the swingarm.
What I need is an open end wrench, but with very wispy "shoulders" if you will. I got it snugged up some with needle-nose pliers and Loctite, but a wrench of some sort would be better. I just got home from a stop at Sears and they have nothing...
Any ideas gang?
Edit: Photo added - just for clarity, the ride height adjuster is the rod to the left of the shock. It's got heim joints on the top and bottom. Just wanted to add the photo as a point of reference.
Last edited by Chain; 05-07-2006 at 9:55 AM.