Front Sprocket Question
I am currently replacing the chain and sprockets on my 2004 DL650. I broke the front sprocket nut loose with a breaker bar, after heating it with a heat gun. Even after I broke it loose, it was very difficult to remove the nut, actually requiring the breaker bar to turn the nut virtually the entire travel.
Now that i am reinstalling the nut, I am experiencing the same difficulty. It is extremely difficult to turn.
1) Is this normal?
2) What could be causing this? (Maybe the old threadlocker? Do I need to clean the threads somehow? If so, how?)
3) I know it is recommended that you secure the nut with red threadlocker, but can I use anti-seize (along with the threadlocker) to ease the installation?
Note: this is the first time the front sprocket has been removed/replaced. This novice mechanic would appreciate any ideas, thoughts or wisdom.