Front Sprocket nut righty tighty lefty loosey?

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Front Sprocket nut righty tighty lefty loosey?

Post by Elvis » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:37 pm

Can not find somthing conclusive and i am going to use an electric impact so i must choose rotation direction wisely :D

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Re: Front Sprocket nut righty tighty lefty loosey?

Post by jhalfhide » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:27 pm

It’s the usual lefty loosey. Mine took a 450nm electric impact gun and still didn’t budge for a while


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Re: Front Sprocket nut righty tighty lefty loosey?

Post by Elvis » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:15 am

Thanks, nut came off easily but the Sprocket was already changed last year by the dealer so he probably got it lose for me.

Any idea what is the best way to torque the nut,

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Re: Front Sprocket nut righty tighty lefty loosey?

Post by jhalfhide » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:24 pm

100nm is the manual’s recommendation. I didn’t have an extension for my torque wrench so couldn’t get in there. Ended up gunning it back on


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Re: Front Sprocket nut righty tighty lefty loosey?

Post by Elvis » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:02 pm

I also want to just use my impact "gun" but it is 450nm, i am affraid to rip off the thread.

The intresting thing is that i bought it in a auto shop and it is intended for car wheel use.

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Re: Front Sprocket nut righty tighty lefty loosey?

Post by Magic Wand » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:28 pm

Hi all!

'Elvis'
You don't have to tighten the nut to 100 Nm. I always use the socket and the wrench and tighten it 'enough'. Then the locking washer secure the nut from loosing up. Works perfectly.

/M

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