After reading some of the maintenance threads I decided to remove the drive sprocket cover and "clean the gunk out". I cleaned the area and cleaned/lubed the chain and now I have noise coming from the sprocket gear while rotating the rear tire on the center stand while in neutral. I did notice that the drive sprocket has some play although the sprocket bolt is tight, is that normal? Any words of wisdom please?
Below is a picture of the alignment
Here is a short video of the sound
Last edited by QuinnSea; 1st May 2017 at 20:01.
It's hard to tell. My brand new chain and sprockets make noise but not that much noise.
Is that the OEM chain and sprocket? (eg 5 years old?)
They could be worn and rattling against each other instead of meshing smoothly. That would explain the play.
It may sound different than usual because you have the cover off.
A Suzuki GS750T I had once made a similar chain noise with the cover off. All put back together though, I never noticed any noise or vibration. Chain was fine for lots of miles, too. How many miles on your sprockets? Original parts?
What was the outcome on this.
I had used WD40 to clean the chain and it must really clean off the lube. I lubed it and posted the message above. I then decided to lube it again and then let the lube sit for 30 minutes, problem solved.
Sorry, for the confusion. I should have said I use WD-40 and a rag to clean the chain and then spray it with BelRay Chain lube.
WD40 is what I have used for years to clean my chains........I don't have kerosene laying around, and it STINKS anyway!!! WD40 now makes a "WD40 Bike Chain Cleaner" in a spray can.....comes out as a foam (which, personally I find harder to work with). Not trying to turn this into another "chain cleaning" thread, where everyone has their own opinions, but since the OP mentioned chain cleaning in the original post.........pile on..!!!!!!!!