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post #1 of 8 Old 04-15-2013, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Sprocket nut

I've seen somewhere there is an "easy off" front sprocket nut. For home i wont hesitate to break out the good ol' impact, but eventually i will want to change the sprocket in the field and won't have my air tools with me. Any one know where i can get one?
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-15-2013, 10:27 PM
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Perhaps you are referring to Eagle Mike's prevailing torque nut.

It still gets torqued to 72 ft-lbs, but you don't need that locking washer.

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I have the old-style plate on my sprocket on my '95. What is it about the nut that makes it difficult?
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The stock nut has a large keyed washer behind it, which is supposed to be folded up against one flat of the nut. It takes something like a cold chisel to fold it up against the flat to lock the nut in place and to unfold it when you want to remove it.

Of course, the washer can only be used 6 times (more realistically 3 times) before it needs to be replaced.

It's just a PITA.

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The stock nut has a large keyed washer behind it, which is supposed to be folded up against one flat of the nut. It takes something like a cold chisel to fold it up against the flat to lock the nut in place and to unfold it when you want to remove it.
Ah, I found a big advrider thread about it with tons of pics. So strange.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=235985

Sounds like I'll be buying the $10 prevailing nut when the time comes.

Do you know why kawa changed the design on the front sprocket retention?
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Eeeeh, ahhh, ~'96?

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Eeeeh, ahhh, ~'96?
Or, rather, why they changed it?
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Eeeeh, ahhh, doh! Nope.

Can't read, either.

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