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Old 12-03-2012, 07:47 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Reaver View Post
Wise Guy eh? Why I otta! I replaced a butt load of chain/sprockets under warranty as a n00b. Low tech really. The bolt on the sprocket is like a cymbal, called a Belleville washer in aviation anyway. Wikipedia The singles use a bend over lock tab.

So not to blame anyone, over 40k kms without checking the bolt for tightness?? For shame! Sprocket hooked? Oops, forgot to look! Must've been "Procrashtinating!"
Why would I check the bolt for tightness? If they'd done the job right, using Loctite to hold the bolt in, would I reasonably expect it to need checking? If it was Loctited properly, checking it would break the bond anyway.

We normally get 40,000 out of sprockets and chains, but they're usually hooked slightly by the end of life. I plan to get a little more out of this one though since it's not badly hooked.
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