What Kinda Bike Is That?
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
Mine still moves a bit. I tightened the nut to 105lbs, used "blue" Locktite, bent the washer over one of the flat surfaces of the countershaft nut.
The nut backed off a little bit after riding a couple of thousand miles. I re-torqued the nut, rebent the washer and ALSO bent the washer over the opposite "flat" surface of the nut.
It still has moved some.
I checked it this past Sunday, as part of my maintenance before leaving NJ for WV. The nut has moved a bit by the two areas that I flattened washer down on to the nut. What did I do? I flattened a third part of the washer.....
I am back home now. I will take a closer look at what is going on here over the next couple of days.
2007 DL-650 (I gave away in 2012 with 111,000 + miles)
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