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Guys,

I'm in the process of swapping the head on my 450, and as such have the chain off as part of the engine removal. While cleaning the frame the other day I noticed that the rear sprocket has some back-and-forth play in it, maybe 1/8 of an inch. Is that normal or is something messed up?
 

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The snap ring could be worn, the nuts/pins could be loose, or the internal rubber cushions could have failed after 40 years... In any case, disassembly and verification of the specific problem is necessary....Then fix it!..... Steve
 

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So it sounds like I'll be taking it apart soon! Thanks for the replies, it didn't seem like it should be that loose.
 
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