Front sprocket replacement tips?

John Soliday johnsoliday at
Fri Jun 1 08:46:13 PDT 2007

Hand impact wrenches that you use with a hammer have worked for me before I
got air tools.

-----Original Message-----
From: D Peterson [mailto:gpzzzzzer at] 
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 8:50 AM
To: 1kperday at
Cc: gpzlist at
Subject: Re: Front sprocket replacement tips?


Removing the front sprocket is a bit problematic.  I found it virtually 
impossible to loosen the nut without the use of a air wrench.  Using the 
rear brake with the chain still attached will not keep the wheel from 
rotating when you apply sufficient torque to break it loose.  On my first 
replacement I tried all kinds of things and finally was only succesful when 
I found a pneumatic wrench.

I have an air compressor and air wrench which will do the trick if you want 
to bring it to my garage.


Dennis P
95 RED
Orem, UT USA

>From: 1KPerDay <1kperday at>
>CC: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at>
>Subject: Re: Front sprocket replacement tips?
>Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 22:45:21 -0600
>Thanks. And I assume I remove the sprocket while the chain's still
>attached, right? Otherwise there's nothing to keep it from spinning?
>On 5/31/07, Dave Daniels <dwaynedaniels at> wrote:
>>The slave cylinder is attached to the sprocket cover and is easily
>>removeable. You can unscrew it and just let it hang there by the hydraulic
>>line while you go ahead and remove the sprocket cover. Easy cheesy.
>Utah Jeff
>'96 SheePz1100

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