chain & sproket time
This is on a 2011 F800R, I plan on changing front and rear sprockets and installing new chain next week. the front sprocket appears to be held on with a 17mm bolt. Remove chain, remove bolt and sprocket should come off am I correct? rear looks to be remove bolts and reinstall, should I use Loctite. Anything else I should watch for?
I've done it a few times on a F650GS and it sounds like you've got it. There was no loctite on any of the fasteners from the factory, so I did not use any. I did use a torque wrench.
Over on F800.org there are several "how to" videos including how to change the sprockets and chain. Good stuff located at posts 27 and 30....HERE.
Last edited by akbeemer; 05-14-2014 at 10:30 PM.
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Just did mine on my F8GS a few weeks ago.
I went with a riveted chain rather than BMWs endless loop chain, along with using aftermarket sprockets.
I had to use a gear puller to yank the front sprocket. It would not have come off with just hand pressure.
Follow (most of) the instructions in your shop manual- the differences will be if you use a riveted chain, you don't have to yank the swingarm off the bike, nor do any of the dismantling req'd to remove it.