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Sounds like my chain has gone but how long can this last is it very dangerous can the chain come off at all? the teeth on the sprockets are still very good and sharp but does sound like its slipping s

Very exspensive repairs on my bike it looks like just wanted to no can i do it myself or is it a shop job? like i said the teeth look brand new on the sprockets but its just slipping when i accelerate in first and second and sometimes third gear? all help very much needed please....

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You need a new chain, a worn chain will not match up properly with a new gear/cog. You can do this yourself, the chain should have a link that will come apart.

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SOURCE: Yamaha ttr 125 clicking sound in second gear

Yes, change second gear and the gear it meshes up with. This is the voice of experience talking. Whatever caused the tooth to break applied the same pressure on the mating gear. That made the meshing gear weak such that as soon as pressure is on it again, it will break a tooth or two right away. See diagram below showing pinion gears, wheel gears and slider gears.

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3783529.png This is the transmission and clutch. The ENTIRE engine tears down, top end, clutch, shifter, kick starter, flywheel and electrics, forks and drum, crankshaft etc. Needed tools are a flywheel puller, case splitter, torque wrench, impact driver and circlip pliers. This is not a beginners project. You can get a factory service manual and give it a try but I don't recommend it. The service manual may or may not have a power transmission diagram. I don't have a diagram for this engine.

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SOURCE: 2008 Z750 bad grinding noise in first gear

It is possible that the first gear shift fork in the transmission is bent causing the 'dog-clutch' between two gears to just barely mesh. With engine off, push the shift into first and clutch lever released. Rock the bike back and forth to see if the gearing seems to be jumping in and out. There may be a problem with the shift lever shaft mechanism not allowing a complete shift into first gear. Hope this helps!

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