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TGIF Fellow RC'ers;
I am doing a 520 chain and sprocket change on my RC and having proplems with my front drive sprocket, Please does anyone one know the thread direction/pattern on the drive bolt/nut? clockwise or counter clock! any information on how to remove the front sprocket I would love to hear from you- see ya
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TGIF Fellow RC'ers;
I am doing a 520 chain and sprocket change on my RC and having proplems with my front drive sprocket, Please does anyone one know the thread direction/pattern on the drive bolt/nut? clockwise or counter clock! any information on how to remove the front sprocket I would love to hear from you- see ya
Right-hand thread (right tighty, lefty loosie).
The counter-clockwise rotation of the shaft tends to tighten the nut.
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It is good to use some blue locktite thread locking compound when you reinstall it cuz V twins tends to loosen up their bolts due to engine's vibrations.


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TGIF Fellow RC'ers;
I am doing a 520 chain and sprocket change on my RC and having proplems with my front drive sprocket, Please does anyone one know the thread direction/pattern on the drive bolt/nut? clockwise or counter clock! any information on how to remove the front sprocket I would love to hear from you- see ya
Yep, standard righty-tighty, lefty-loosey, i.e. turn counterclockwise to remove the nut.

To remove do not break the chain (if you're replacing it). Keep the bike in gear and loosen the nut. If it won't break have someone step on the rear brake and try again. With the bike on a stand I've been able to sit on the bike, apply the rear brake and still reach down to break the nut when I didn't have an extra hand available.

The torque value isn't much, only 47ft-lbs iirc so it shouldn't take a whole lot to pop it off. The manual didn't mention applying any locking agent so I wouldn't bother, especially if you ever plan on changing the sprocket again!
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I used a shovel handle through the rear tire to hold mine.
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