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Old 27 May 2001
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Front Sprocket Removal

I have a huge problem at the moment, I am replacing my chain and sprockets. The problem is that I can't remove the front sprocket, I have removed the nut and lock, but the sprocket won't come lose.

I tried a sprocket puller, but unfortunately the sprocket just broke in half, yet it stall hasn't moved on the spindal, any suggestions on how I can get this off would be appreciated.

The bike in question is a XT600 Tenere 1990 (3AJ).

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heat it up with a welding torch!
try to loosen it then with careful hammer-strokes. use lots of rust-loosening oil.
good luck!
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Thanks for that, we tried heating it up for about an hour with no luck. In the end we had to use a angel grinder which took about 1 1/2 hours, even then we had to cut around the entire thing to get it off. Would you believe that there was only about a 1/4 of the sprocket left on but it still wouldn't move.

It was like it was one piece of metal, may of my friends who helped me out couldn't believe it.

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Hi,
Might be a good idea to replace the seal on the front sproket drive shaft. The heat may have damaged it in someway.
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I checked to make sure everything is ok, the bike is running well. I will monitor the situation to see if there is a problem. I agree the heat could have damaged it, but all appears well.

What would be the obvious problem if there was damage?
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