sprocket studs - how the hell...

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sprocket studs - how the hell...

ok, the studs which my rear sprocket goes over kept working themselves loose and eating into my swingarm, so i thought it was a good idea to replace them.

i took the old ones out (easy enough because they were loose).

the new ones arrives and at one end they had some pink stuff on which i assume is some kind of bond to keep the studs in their holes so they don't work themselves loose like my old ones.

ok, so the new studs start to screw into the holes, but due to this pink stuff on them they are very tight so i had to put the nuts onto the other end of the stud and spanner them up so that the studs screw in completely into the hole.

now i come to remove the nuts from the studs so that i can put the rear sprocket back on again and put the nuts back over the sprocket to hold it on.

problem............

when i undo the nuts from the studs, the studs just come straight back out along with the nut, and now i can't get the nut off the stud.

how the hell do you do this, cos now i am bikeless as i can't put my rear sprocket assembly back together again.

any help appreciated, i am getting tempted to give it to a garage to finish what should be a really simple job

Spin a pair of nuts on the other end and lock them together. Spanner on those, spanner on the other and remove. Once off, two spanners to unlock the two nuts you put on, job's a good 'un.

whatever happend to those little washer things that went over two studs and you bend the tab to stop them coming lose?

Warm the pink stuff(thread lock) before you run the studs in, and use the two nut method. Are the threads in the back plate buggered?

dooffle9 wrote

Warm the pink stuff(thread lock) before you run the studs in, and use the two nut method. Are the threads in the back plate buggered?

i didn't realise i had to warm the pink stuff. no the threads in the plate aren't buggered.obviously the pink stuff is fucked now, what do i need to buy to reapply on the studs?

Adam K wrote

i didn't realise i had to warm the pink stuff. no the threads in the plate aren't buggered.obviously the pink stuff is fucked now, what do i need to buy to reapply on the studs?

Any stud/trhead lock should do. If you don't have stud lock spray on a bit of paint (not primer) or laquer that should hold them.

Shurely it's full-on stud lock for the studs, and a bit of semi-permanent for the nuts? my honda has metal type lock-nuts (as opposed to nylon type, which go off after a while), kinda thought that was standard practise.

blessmycg wrote

Shurely it's full-on stud lock for the studs, and a bit of semi-permanent for the nuts? my honda has metal type lock-nuts (as opposed to nylon type, which go off after a while), kinda thought that was standard practise.

Blimey tis said, you should never re-use any type of locking nut, they both go off on the first use, but hey take the chance. I always put thread sealer on me rear sprocket nuts if I re-use them.Lock tabs have a lot to answer for.

I just had to order a second hand carrier cause I renewed nuts (x5) all 4 great 5th one thread is f****d I was so.ewhar reluctant to torque them up to the specified 105nm torque but the 4 did and went well I do think want this happening again the studs came out on 3 of the 5 so much fir a 5 minutes job at least ten wheel and sprocket us off ready fir new/second hand one thing is my studs have no Allen type head at the rear to keep them from moving /turning /unscrewing any help is always appreciated

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