How do you get this back on


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How do you get this back on

Postby robertdawber » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:13 pm



The chain that goes to the stator is what I am looking at. How do you get that bottom sprocket back on?? bottom left in photo from this link.

http://exit256.com/media/images/Motorcycles/1978.Honda.GL1000-2009-08-05/Stator.Change.2009-08/21/03-Engine.Rear.Exposed.jpg



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Re: How do you get this back on

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:54 pm

Not sure if this would work -

Take out the starter motor - then I suppose the sprocket would be loose enough on the chain for it to be repositioned ?

I think the starter motor driven splines sit in the middle of that sprocket

You might also need the bike to be on its side stand as well

Is your motor out of the bike like this one or is it in the bike ?

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Re: How do you get this back on

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:16 pm

Take the starter out and the gear will loosen the chain. Put the starter back in. Watch how the gear fits the starter pin, Because if you just need to replace the starter you will know how it fits together.

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Re: How do you get this back on

Postby robertdawber » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:35 am

Aussie81Interstate wrote:Not sure if this would work -

Take out the starter motor - then I suppose the sprocket would be loose enough on the chain for it to be repositioned ?

I think the starter motor driven splines sit in the middle of that sprocket

You might also need the bike to be on its side stand as well

Is your motor out of the bike like this one or is it in the bike ?

Yes, The motor is out. It looks like it does in the picture-just that the lower sprocket is not in position and is hanging by the chain.

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Re: How do you get this back on

Postby f1xrupr » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:31 am

If the small sprocket is hanging "to high", and all of your parts are stock, or otherwise correct replacement parts, then, your chain is not fitted correctly (ie hump in chain) on the "hidden side" of the top socket.
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Re: How do you get this back on

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:25 am

Note: I had a tiny oil leak at the o ring to the starter, I ended up buying a new one, I guess after 30 years the rubber gets kinda hard.. If the starter splines don't line up perfectly into the sprocket just twist the splines shaft a little until it slides right in.... I always hold my tongue to the left... :D

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Re: How do you get this back on

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:31 pm

A lot of the time the sprocket will not be in the correct position if the bike is on the center stand. The bike (or the engine, if it's out of the bike) needs to be leaned to the left (i.e. on the side stand) for the sprocket to swing into the correct position.

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Re: How do you get this back on

Postby robertdawber » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:03 pm

WingAdmin wrote:A lot of the time the sprocket will not be in the correct position if the bike is on the center stand. The bike (or the engine, if it's out of the bike) needs to be leaned to the left (i.e. on the side stand) for the sprocket to swing into the correct position.

I will try this tomorrow and let you know how it works out. Thank you for the advice!

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Re: How do you get this back on

Postby robertdawber » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:41 pm

WingAdmin wrote:A lot of the time the sprocket will not be in the correct position if the bike is on the center stand. The bike (or the engine, if it's out of the bike) needs to be leaned to the left (i.e. on the side stand) for the sprocket to swing into the correct position.

That worked. I did not need to tilt it too much. Thank you. :D

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Re: How do you get this back on

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:20 pm

I read one time of a fella using a magnet out of a computer and placing it on the back of the engine cover right behind the sprocket and moving the sprocket around where he needed it, and lining it up that way... :lol: .... I have had no problem lining it up even with it on the centerstand.....Glad you got it...

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Re: How do you get this back on

Postby robertdawber » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:57 pm

Thanks-It is a tight fit!




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