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Old 09-27-2017, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Disaster while tightening chain

to make a long story short, i was impulsive and stripped the nut on the chain tightener (12mm nut) while tightening the chain. It's done and needs to be replaced with a new one. Would a 12mm nylock be better than a regular 12mm with a locking washer? I've been told the washers are better in areas with heat ect but i know a lot here are knowledgeable and wanted to bounce the idea of you all first.

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Old 09-27-2017, 02:06 PM   #2
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Yeah, I thought of that. But, I like the sure lock there. Stick with a nut and washer.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:28 PM   #3
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to make a long story short, i was impulsive and stripped the nut on the chain tightener (12mm nut) while tightening the chain. It's done and needs to be replaced with a new one. Would a 12mm nylock be better than a regular 12mm with a locking washer? I've been told the washers are better in areas with heat ect but i know a lot here are knowledgeable and wanted to bounce the idea of you all first.

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I was expecting a bigger problem when I read "disaster"... that doesn't seem too bad! The "Gearwrench" style ratcheting box-end wrenches are very nice for chain adjustments, and other things.
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:25 PM   #4
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I used nylon lock nuts on my Katana when I had it. Never had a problem. Buy new ones, not just some random wopped out ones you find laying around the garage
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I completely swapped out the adjusters. The OEM replacements are cheap. But a few dollars more can get you really nice options.

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I completely swapped out the adjusters. The OEM replacements are cheap. But a few dollars more can get you really nice options.

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Or as I did, swap to Bandit adjusters...
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The "Gearwrench" style ratcheting box-end wrenches are very nice for chain adjustments, and other things.
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