CBR 1100XX "Super Blackbird" 1998 - 2003 CBR 1000XX

front sprocket

Old 04-21-2018, 09:34 AM
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Default front sprocket

Is it normal for the front sprocket to be slightly wobbley with abit of play?
We're talking a milimetre of play. Would like to put my mind at rest.
Thanks for your feedback Brendon
Old 05-10-2018, 09:40 AM
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Yes very normal. I have had some that were very wobbly on different bikes.
Old 07-11-2018, 11:35 AM
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iv seen bikes with no bolt or circlip, and run a long time without issue.

a wobble is fine.
Old 01-01-2019, 09:42 AM
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Is the sprocket moving on the shaft, or are they moving as a unit? The sprocket moving on the shaft is NOT okay and needs to be secured.

The entire shaft/sprocket assembly moving as a unit is normal within limits. Rotational movement is normal drivetrain lash that becomes greater as the gears wear. Side-to-side movement (endplay) is also normal. Neither is likely to be a problem until the gearbox is totally trashed, and by then you'll likely be experiencing bigger problems.
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