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Post  hena-c on Wed Feb 06 2013, 13:40

Hey all,

Has anybody else had a problem with the front sprocket on the cat? Basically this is the second time the nut that holds the front sprocket on has come off. Yes i did use a new nut and lock washer, and it was professionally fitted..

Any suggestions?

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Post  SteveCat on Wed Feb 06 2013, 14:07

It has happened to some, not sure what the cure has been - differs from what I can understand.

Thread tape or Locktite might work, but I think some one has gone as far as drilling a hole through the spindle and fitting a cotter pin.

Someone who has had this, will be along soon and hopefully be able to help you.
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Feb 06 2013, 14:28

what he said
There was even someone who went as radical as welding the sprocket to the shaft Shocked . . . though I'd not recomend this myself unless an engine or shaft exchange/rebuild was in the planning.
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Post  Rampers on Wed Feb 06 2013, 18:06

According to my greasy monkey it's a common problem with cats and fazers did you bend the washer over after tighting the nut??? And reading past threads I think rosco used locktite to help.
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Post  owen.dyer146 on Wed Feb 06 2013, 19:44

I discoverd that id used mine for 3,000 miles without a nut on sprocket but to make sure it wouldnt happen again i got new nut locking washer also used thread lock and put to spots of weld not using to much heat so it can be ground of with not to much hassle . Still on there after 2,000 miles LMAO
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Post  hena-c on Fri Feb 22 2013, 12:54

Thanks for the advise guys. I'll let you know if it stays on this time...
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