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Old 08-04-2017, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default GEN 1 front sprocket retainer

So my gen 1 has the old style retainer to hold on the front sprocket. The part has since been discontinued by everyone and I need a new one. Has anyone else run into this issue? I've Been looking around to see if anyone else has had this problem and I haven't come up with anything. I cannot be the only one. Its getting annoying that this little thing is keeping me from riding.
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:58 PM   #2
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Eaglemike to the rescue:

https://www.eaglemike.com/1987-1995-s...spktretplt.htm

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Almost always seems to be the case haha.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:13 AM   #6
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Default Re: GEN 1 front sprocket retainer

David Pelletier, what does it take to put the '87-89 sprocket on the later bikes? Say a 2000.
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David Pelletier, what does it take to put the '87-89 sprocket on the later bikes? Say a 2000.
To use the earlier mounting plate system you'd have to change the input shaft as the later ones don't have the groove for the plate......but you absolutely do NOT want to do that as the later design is far superior.

You may be able to use the earlier sprocket with the later nut mounting but I'm not sure the splines are the same.....part numbers for Sunstar show '90 and up. see also https://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html#finaldrive

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To use the earlier mounting plate system you'd have to change the input shaft as the later ones don't have the groove for the plate......but you absolutely do NOT want to do that as the later design is far superior.

You may be able to use the earlier sprocket with the later nut mounting but I'm not sure the splines are the same.....part numbers for Sunstar show '90 and up. see also https://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html#finaldrive

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I wasn't wanting to do the retainer, I was more or less asking if you knew if it would work with the proper spacer, utilizing the factory nut retaining system. Thanks man.
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