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It ain't hard. Take off 5 8 mm bolts that hold on the front sprocket cover. Flaten out the washer that secures the nut on one side. A 27mm/1 1/16in socket (preferably six-point) will get off the big nut with the aid of a breaker bar or cheater. Put it in gear and have some hold the rear brake or put a padded bar though the wheel and on top of the swing arm to keep the wheel from turning. You will have to loosen the rear axle nut and loosen the chain adjustment to get the sprocket off. When you get the sprocket off clean out all the crap that has accumulated in there. Put the new spocket on and tighten the big nut to 94 ft/lbs. Bend the washer over. Adjust the chain and retighten the rear axle nut.
 

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I just ordered a 14 tooth front sprocket for my 97 zx6r. I've never changed a sprocket before. Is there a step-by-step somewhere that I could use for reference?

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One of my friends and I put my new sprocket on last night. it only took about 45 minutes. I didn't drive much last night because it was late and cold outside, but I could definitely feel more snap in the acceleration and the front end comes up easier and quicker now. :D I can't wait to get on it this afternoon!

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And if you have an impact wrench it comes off and goes on super easy. It took me maybe 10 minutes to change the front sprocket, but I haven't put the rear tire back on yet.

Dan...comfortable enough with his manhood to ride a 600.
 

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Rode and raced against my buddy's '96 F3 on Wednesday. SMOKED him! My bike is sooooo much torquier. If anyone is considering the sprocket change, I highly recommend it! [:M6]
 

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MVRK1,
What other mods have you done to your bike? I have a front sprocket waiting for me, but my damn mechanic went to the beach. Do you have a jet kit or a full exhaust? I'm just wondering all this because I have the same bike and want to know if you can bring your bike up in 2nd gear. Thanks
 

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couple of questions. if you get a new sprocket, do you need a new chain? and whats the difference in changing the front sprocket vs. changing the rear sprocket?
 

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You can go up 3 teeth in the back and it is the same a down 1 tooth in the front. If you go up 3 in the back the chain will not be long enough. You don't have to get a new chain if you change the front. You could have a couple links put in too.
 
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