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Buying Yamaha OEM fasteners can be expensive and are a one time use fastener. Since I have been changing a lot of sprockets lately I figured I would explode my options. I've seen you all talking about Stover nuts but it looks like they are also a one time use nut. I'm currently running spring washers and standard nuts, which is all I had onhand at the time. Probably not the best choice after watching these videos. What are you using?




Then you have Nord-Lock Washers which might be an excellent solution.

 

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Very nice stuff....!
 

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I figure for $10 for 10 pairs I would give it a try,
Keeping some parts of the Harley together can be annoying,
I don't like thread lock on normal parts, Possible parts that thread into water jackets, But not on regular nuts and bolts,
I have to snug in the running boards yearly, So Ill give these a try,
10 PAIRS NORD-LOCK NL 3/8" ART NO. 1240 3/8" WASHER ZINC FLAKE COATED HARDENED | eBay

Nice. I'll be giving them a try as well on the project bike. Just ordered a few.



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What's the problem? out of three Two and a lot of sprocket changes I have not had one come loose. I always reused the old ones.
Phelonius, you are probably correct that the bolts don't loosen over time but I haven't been wrenching on motorcycles as long as you have. I did notice when I replaced the rear sprocket on my 06 that the nylon lock nuts were shot. I had to use lock washers because I like peace of mind.
 

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Ive went as far on machinery to take a hammer n chisel and mar the nut/threads to keep them from coming out, but on the TW just reuse the stock fastners over again, they will work for several times imo. A dab of blue locktite works good too. just don't use the red or green lol....
 

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Just to elaborate,
Ive never had issues with bolts loosening on the TW or other foreign bikes or cars I've owned, Never,
But on the Harley FLH "Shovelhead era" I actually have to listen for rattles as I have had a couple items vibrate loose,
 

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The easy way to measure bolts
8mm wrench

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Check out these bent bolts...the guy I bought one of TWs from let the front sprocket wear down so far that the chain jumped off. The chain bent these bolts and I had one hell of a time removing them.

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Remember, it's an adventure... :laughing7:



The easy way to measure bolts

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Check out these bolts...the guy I bought one of TWs from let the front sprocket wear down so far that the chain jumped off. He had the rear sprocket bolts on backwards with the nuts on the outside. The chain bent these bolts and I had one hell of a time removing them.

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