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2001YZF426Rider

Front Sprocket nut wont stay tight

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On my 2001 426, the front sprocket nut wont stay tight, it always comes loose while we are riding, but it never comes off... Anyone have any ideas... Actually now that i think about it, i dont think there is the washer between the nut and sprocket, that could be the reason right? If so, where can i get a washer for that?

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My 01 426 has an eared washer, that bends over a flat on the nut. A stock item, kinda like safety wire. See the dealer.

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Yes, there is supposed to be a lock washer that fits over the teeth of the drive shaft then bends on one side to prevent the nut from backing out.

Yamaha OEM Part #90215-21001-00

Approximately $2.52 at your local dealer.

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You definatley need to get that washer... thats why its there, to keep the nut from backing off.

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yeah i had that problem on my YZFR6 because the washer wasnt there, i got the washer, problem gone..

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Well the dumbass that i am, when i put on a new front sprocket, forgot to put that washer back on, so i put it on and made sure it was folded over the nut, not going anywhere now! Right after i made the post i remembered i didnt put the washer on and went out in the garage, found it and put it on. Thanks for the help!

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Well guys, i bent the washer over the nut, but not on every side, and it still came loose, should i bend it over the nut everywhere so then it cant come loose?

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You need to tighten the nut more, the washer is only there to keep the nut from backing off completely if it does come loose.

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This is the reason you need a manual....Buy the manual , please.......

I already have the manual, i know what i am doing. I am baffled why The damn thing isnt staying tight.. We put a socket wrench on it and then hit the wrench with a hammer to get it tighter, havent rode it since we did that so i dont know how it will hold up.

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You will need to hold the back brake on while you thighten the nut, i beleive it should be thightened to approx. 54 ft.lbs. Then flod the washer over one of the flat sides(not on one of the pointed ones.

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