XT 600E countershaft sprocket
I went to change the countershaft sprocket on my 1991 XT600E. This type is held with a single nut and lock washer.
The sprocket on there had been modified, and instead of being 15.6mm thick (this is the overall depth of the sprocket listed for the model and of the new one I bought), it had the flange reduced so that it was only 9.6mm thick.
The reason I found for this was that there was a splined spacer, 6.2mm thick behind it, i.e. next to the oil seal plate, so spacer plus modifed sprocket = 15.8mm.
The manual does not show a spacer there. Has any one else come across this? Was this a mod someone did in the past to accomodate another sprocket? My XT runs the standard 520 chain ( i.e it has not been modified to take a 530). I plan on simply removing the spacer and using the standard 15.6mm deep standard sprocket.
Last edited by XT306; 24 Feb 2013 at 10:45.
Reason: updated information