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post #171 of 183 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 08:24 AM
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Hmm you two are bringing good news 'cos this is something I want to do soon but Squires says the front is difficult because of the shock being under a lot of pressure:

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The sprocket cover, the shifter linkage and the entire assembly that the shock attaches to... that all needs to come off so that you can get enough room to slide the sprocket off. That shock and mounting assembly is under a lot of pressure, and so it can very easily shift out of place, and make it a real pain to get back on.
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post #172 of 183 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 11:13 AM
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I have solid mount pegs, so all I did was put jack stands under them instead of the rear stand. No pressure on the shock at all.
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I have solid mount pegs, so all I did was put jack stands under them instead of the rear stand. No pressure on the shock at all.
In doing this, the rear wheel was off the ground, spinning freely?

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In doing this, the rear wheel was off the ground, spinning freely?

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Rear wheel off the ground. The shock in not under pressure so much as the weight of the bike is on it. if you support the bike by the pegs or other method the weight of the wheel will be on the shock mount vs the weight of the bike on the shock mount. you can easily support the weight of the wheel to remove the linkage.

I have found the 959 very difficult to work on because everything is packed in so tightly. I spend more time looking for things I have dropped and that have vanished than actual progress building up a race bike. I've done shock, linkage, and rear sets. I personally would not hesitate to do the front sprocket. Once I figure out what gearing I want I may do just that

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post #175 of 183 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 09:27 AM
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Alright, thanks for the tips guys!! Time to get a 10 teeth sprocket eh?
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post #176 of 183 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 11:27 AM
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Its off the ground maybe an inch or so. You can use the rear stand to lift and lower the swing arm to get zero weight on the shock in order to remove the shock bolt.
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post #177 of 183 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 04:09 AM
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14T sprocket is now on my Panigale 959 Corse.

Kind of a hassle getting all the brackets, etc. out of the way just to install a front sprocket, but well worth my effort.

I have this same mod on my Monster 1200R, and couldn't be happier with the results on the 959.

I understand the 959 is a Sport/Track bike, but it's the 'around town' ease of riding that make this mod so appealing to me.

I hesitate to even call it a 'mod', as I view it as more of a correction. The difference is that dramatic.

Can anyone comment if the 14T is an advantage or disadvantage with respect to track riding?

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post #178 of 183 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 07:45 AM
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Rear shock?

You definitely do not need to touch the shock period! If you loosen the rear axle nut and allow the axle blocks to move forward creating plenty of slack in the chain before to attempt to remove the sprocket you will have enough room to get the job done . I have done this myself no need to get the wheel in the air.
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You definitely do not need to touch the shock period! If you loosen the rear axle nut and allow the axle blocks to move forward creating plenty of slack in the chain before to attempt to remove the sprocket you will have enough room to get the job done . I have done this myself no need to get the wheel in the air.
Having just done this, I would have to disagree.

So would the Ducati Service Manual.

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post #180 of 183 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 07:21 AM
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Another twist! to the seemlingly simple task of a front sprocket swap...
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