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whatup fellas,

i went to the dunes yesterday and my front sprocket bolt kept loosening up. it's a factory bolt with a factory washer and i used blue loctite. should i go crazy and use the red loctite? lucky for me the sprocket never spun off but i'm a bit perplexed...i've never had this issue. any ideas...a little longer bolt maybe?

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whatup fellas,

i went to the dunes yesterday and my front sprocket bolt kept loosening up. it's a factory bolt with a factory washer and i used blue loctite. should i go crazy and use the red loctite? lucky for me the sprocket never spun off but i'm a bit perplexed...i've never had this issue. any ideas...a little longer bolt maybe?

thanks
The stock washer that goes under the sprocket bolt is a cup shaped washer so it will retain tightness of the bolt. Could be that washer has lost strenght & needs replacing.
Another thing, all replacement sprockets not the same, some are thinner & some thicker.
If you have one thats thinner, then a spacer or shim washer need putting over the shaft on the back side of the sprocket so it will make the face of the sprocket flush with the shaft end, that way the cup washer will do its job.
If the sprocket is thicker, the cup washer cant work as good either because now the bolt cant tighten up aginst the shaft end.
Never had to use any locktite on a sprocket bolt before.
Neil
 

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I've been having the same issue. Sprocket came loose in Oregon, I reinstalled it with loctite. It lasted the rest of the trip and through the next trip. Then at Glamis last MLK weekend, it came loose again. Luckily, each time it came off, I didn't loose any parts. I'm thinking that I either need to replace the spring washer (OEM), or maybe use a regular lock washer, the spring washer, a longer bolt, and loctite.

May need to look into Neil's idea. I'm using a Sunstar sprocket. The last one I had was sprocket specialties.
 
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