Re: 1996 Front Sprocket Removal
Another aspect to consider is: If an answer had been given, would it have been understood by the OP. Then, if he had acted on the advice, without the manual as a guide, who would be responsible if something went wrong. Sometimes it is unwise to provide advice when the advice could very possibly create other problems, particularly on a bike that has been modified.
The bike has been owned by the OP for two years, and yet he still has not got a manual, despite having "tried to fix it ever since (he) bought (the)s bike".
I've had my '97 GSX-R750 for two weeks and have sourced and received, by mail, each of the Haynes, Clymer, the Suzuki factory manual, a CD copy of the factory manual and one that I just, a few minutes ago, downloaded from a link in the Gixxer Forums. Another manual from the US was available to me for US$45 + US$27 p&h (to West Australia). I won't ride the bike until I am satisfied that it is safe and fully serviced. I would not consider working on the bike without a workshop manual.
The OP asked a simple question that may, on a modified bike, have required a complex answer. We are not told whether the "race shop owner", who gave the OP the advice that he needed, had the benefit of seeing the bike before giving the advice. Neither did the OP say, in his initial question, that the bike was one modified specifically for racing.