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jack-shaft gear lock tab needed?

PostPost by: mini64 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:34 pm

is the jackshaft gear locking tab that locks the two gear's bolts needed, or will loctite suffice?
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:42 pm

mini64 wrote:is the jackshaft gear locking tab that locks the two gear's bolts needed, or will loctite suffice?


I haven't tried Loctite on that application and wouldn't want to rely solely on it. The implications of those bolts working loose! :shock:

No doubt it has been tried...but note that it's described as a "retainer" for both the sprocket and dowel.

Retainer.jpg and


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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:19 pm

New one is a couple of quid from Burton - its not worth not fitting one. If you can't get a new one then its ewasy enought to make one.
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