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Just dropped to a 15-tooth front sprocket. The bike is a little more eager in the first few gears, should be great for offroad. One question...when I installed the new sprocket, there was just the slightest bit of play on the countershaft, even with the bolt torqued to spec. I put the OEM sprocket on to doublecheck, and it was the same, so I'm assuming that's normal. Per the shop manual, there's no wave spring or additional washer that would completely eliminate it, but I thought I'd mention it just in case...SC
 

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I've changed sprockets on my 2016 AT manual found no up and down movement


The sprocket doesn't move up and down, it's just that the bolt doesn't tighten it up all the way. It will still wiggle slightly fore and aft along the countershaft. With the chain reinstalled and tensioned, it was gone. This was the same with both the JT and OEM sprocket...SC
 

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The sprocket doesn't move up and down, it's just that the bolt doesn't tighten it up all the way. It will still wiggle slightly fore and aft along the countershaft. With the chain reinstalled and tensioned, it was gone. This was the same with both the JT and OEM sprocket...SC


UPDATE... I spoke with the head mechanic at my local dealer and a friend who desert races professionally, and learned that a tiny bit of play in the front sprocket is both normal and desirable. It helps with chain alignment and with preventing any binding in the driveline...SC


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I just purchased a 2017 AT DCT and have found the DCT to struggle a bit with finding the right gear (ie. 6th gear at 30-35mph). Even with playing with the various drive modes. Seems hard to find the right setting. Has anyone else had this same experience? Normal or possible issue? I've also found my range to be significantly less than stated expectations. Supposedly, the bike was just serviced so I would not think the air filter would be need to be cleaned or changed at this point. The bike only had 1885 miles at time of purchase just over a month ago. Now has just over 3,000. Any feedback is appreciated.
 

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UPDATE... I spoke with the head mechanic at my local dealer and a friend who desert races professionally, and learned that a tiny bit of play in the front sprocket is both normal and desirable. It helps with chain alignment and with preventing any binding in the driveline...SC


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Honda recommends their m-77 assembly paste for the countershaft sprocket install, (the price is over the top here in Oz!) or some very hi-temp moly grease.

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Also with the 15 watch for slider wear. Call me "old school" but I was taught to always change gearing from the rear.
:)Enjoy
 

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Honda recommends their m-77 assembly paste for the countershaft sprocket install, (the price is over the top here in Oz!) or some very hi-temp moly grease.

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Also with the 15 watch for slider wear. Call me "old school" but I was taught to always change gearing from the rear.
:)Enjoy
But then you wear out the rear lower chain guard ;)
 
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