Front sprocket replacement tips? Now fork oil amount

1KPerDay 1kperday at
Fri Jun 1 15:27:31 PDT 2007

Thanks for the specs, Art.

So Jerry... is the countershaft sprocket nut reverse threaded or not?
I'm getting confuzled.........

Imagine suddenly spinning the sprocket, as when accelerating from a
stop. The sprocket is connected to the shaft/is driven, but the nut
has inertia/wants to stay where it is.. i.e., stay still/resist
turning. So if the sprocket spins counterclockwise when the bike is
moving forward, and the nut is threaded normally, the nut wants to
turn clockwise in relation to the sprocket. Thus keeping it tight.

If it's reverse threaded my brain will explode.

On 6/1/07, Jerry Clair <darkclarity2k at> wrote:
> Think of the old dodge (chargers etc) driver side rotors
> ...they were LH studs... or my fan at home, the nut that holds the blade. It's the inertia of the shaft or stud and
> the lack of it on the nut.

Utah Jeff
'96 SheePz1100

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