Front sprocket replacement tips? It's lefty loosey.

Scott Snipas ssnipas at
Fri Jun 1 15:52:25 PDT 2007

Just changed my front/rear sprockets and replaced the chain.  It's 
lefty loosey.


>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

Scott Snipas
Research Coordinator
Professor Guy Salvesen's Lab
The Burnham Institute for Medical Research

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