Okay, I broke down and made a new post after searching. And yes, I feel like an idiot, maybe slightly retarded. With all the talk about the CS sprocket lately I decided to check it out myself. My '06 with 2400 miles was still tight. I took the nut off anyways because I had just went out and bought the 271 locktite. Well, following the service manual it says to remove the sprocket cover, check. Flatten the washer, I was able to get the socket on square without doing that bit. Okay, so it says remove the nut, easy enough. Finally it says to remove the sprocket, this is where I'm having trouble. I can get the sprocket off the shaft but I can't free it from the chain and get it out of the way. It seems I am going to need more slack. I didn't see this mentioned in the manual or any of the CS threads I searched so I'm wondering if there's a trick to it? I hope I don't have to remove the rear wheel because I don't have a stand or replacement cotter pin. Thanks in advance.