diffuculty of rear sprocket swap

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  1. AVengeance

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    Hey all,

    I have a new (smaller) rear sprocket for my '09 Eliminator 125. It has a mechanical rear drum brake, and otherwise seems pretty straightforward. Is swapping the rear sprocket a difficult job? Do I need a stand (or even two)?
    Any special considerations or tools? I do have the factory service manual- just haven't paged through it yet.

    Thanks.
     
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    You need a way to get the rear wheel off the ground, but if you can remove the rear wheel swapping the sprocket is no problem.
     
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    Cool. I'll probably tackle it this weekend.
    I got a blue sprocket (wife's bike, and it's silver). A couple fewer teeth, so it'll bring the RPMs into a comfortable range at 55mph. I'm improving the aerodynamics a little to make it easier for the bike to maintain that speed for her. She's not heavy, so it should have no problem.

    It's wierd. The Eliminator feels like it can go 55 all day long, but it tops out at about 63 (on level ground). Gotta go downhill or downWIND to get any more out of it.
     

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