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jswr450

Sprocket Bolts?

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Hi Everyone,

I'm replacing the chain and sprockets on my 2008 WR450. I am going to use stock sprockets but I priced the OEM sprocket bolts through TT's store and it's almost $50 just for the fasteners.

Can I reuse the old, stock bolts? If not is there a cheaper way to go than stock (MSR sprocket bolt kit for $10.00)?

Thanks for any help!!

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I've always been told to not reuse the sprocket bolts. You can order a set from Rocky Mountain ATV for 9 bucks + shipping, or pick up a set at Cycle Gear for 13-15 bucks depending on what brand you want.

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I re used mine with no problems, just watch them close to make sure they dont back out on you for a while. tighten them with the proper torque and pattern...

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You can reuse them. For added safety, I'd use some loctite on the threads though. That's how Yamaha does it, so they come off hard. I've been doing it this way for years (decades!) and I've never had any loosen if you use some thread locker. Maniac

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I reuse them. Just make sure when you tighten them that you tighten the nut while holding the bolt. If you try to tighten them using the bolt they will be undertightened because the bolt head is tapered and will bind against the sprocket hole giving an inaccurate reading. Also I use blue loctite. Never had a problem.

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Thanks for the replies guys!! I think I'll reuse the stock ones and use blue loctite. Great tip about tightening the nut rather than the bolt....I hadn't really thought about it.

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Thanks for the replies guys!! I think I'll reuse the stock ones and use blue loctite. Great tip about tightening the nut rather than the bolt....I hadn't really thought about it.

It may help to remove the rotor so you have a straight shot at the nuts and a more accurate torque reading.

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It may help to remove the rotor so you have a straight shot at the nuts and a more accurate torque reading.

Don't go taking those spokes out as well........:thumbsup:

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