CM705-(001/002-)-460-(B/Raw) | Installation Instructions for Ducati Scrambler Rear Sprocket

posted this on Jul 5, 2016

Upgrading the rear sprocket on your Ducati Scrambler won't only dramatically change the way the bike looks, but will help improve the amount of torque being transferred to the rear wheel. Installing the rear sprocket itself is fairly simple, but you have to replace your chain whenever you install a new rear sprocket. If you're unfamiliar with how to install a new chain, we highly recommend taking your bike to a licensed mechanic to have them do it for you. To further improve your bike's looks and performance, we suggest upgrading your front sprocket and exhaust at the same time as the rear sprocket.

Parts needed:

  • 1 CM Rear Sprocket
  • Stock hardware


  • Ducati Scrambler

Tools required:

  • 15 mm wrench
  • Torque wrench

Time required: 15 minutes

 Difficulty: Experienced

Step 1

Place bike up on a jack. Use a 1 3/16” socket wrench to remove rear axle nut.


Step 2

Remove rear axle.

Step 3

Push rear wheel forward and lift chain off rear sprocket. Remove rear wheel.

Step 4

Use a 15mm wrench to remove rear sprocket nuts.

Step 5

Remove rear sprocket.

Step 6

Apply blue Loctite to nuts and install new rear sprocket with 15mm wrench.  Torque to recommended specifications.

Step 7

Reinstall rear wheel and rear axle nut. Make sure that the rear brake caliper is over the rear brake rotor.

Step 8

Tighten rear axle nut with 1 3/16” socket to recommended specifications.