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    The weird front sprocket nut, what depth of socket do you need?
    on: April 28, 2021, 03:11:58 pm
    April 28, 2021, 03:11:58 pm
    Save me messing about, I understand it’s 32mm hex but how deep with that square bit on the end?

    Or is that square bit something you can use to undo it with some standard spanner or something? Why the hell is it even there?  :112:

    I could get a deep impact socket but rather not if a standard impact socket will do the job
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    Re: The weird front sprocket nut, what depth of socket do you need?
    Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 03:17:12 pm
    April 28, 2021, 03:17:12 pm
    *Originally Posted by MR-TiGGer [+]
    Save me messing about, I understand it’s 32mm hex but how deep with that square bit on the end?

    Or is that square bit something you can use to undo it with some standard spanner or something? Why the hell is it even there?  :112:

    I could get a deep impact socket but rather not if a standard impact socket will do the job

    Square is usually for speed sensors, my mechanic zipped it off with a standard impact socket, i wouldn't worry too much but if you don't already have one might as well get the deep socket.

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    Re: The weird front sprocket nut, what depth of socket do you need?
    Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 03:26:25 pm
    April 28, 2021, 03:26:25 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Square is usually for speed sensors, my mechanic zipped it off with a standard impact socket, i wouldn't worry too much but if you don't already have one might as well get the deep socket.

    Trouble with deep ones is the leverage forces laterally especially how much of a basket this particular nut is supposed to be. If the standard one fits, plenty good enough.

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    Reply #3 on: April 28, 2021, 03:33:29 pm
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    *Originally Posted by MR-TiGGer [+]
    Trouble with deep ones is the leverage forces laterally especially how much of a basket this particular nut is supposed to be. If the standard one fits, plenty good enough.

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    Re: The weird front sprocket nut, what depth of socket do you need?
    Reply #4 on: May 14, 2021, 04:17:50 pm
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    Follow up, standard impact socket and cordless impact driver and zero resistance. Very happy as this was the one part that was concerning me a touch.

    Won’t use a cordless next time but worth the £35 for the hire
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    Re: The weird front sprocket nut, what depth of socket do you need?
    Reply #5 on: May 14, 2021, 05:38:27 pm
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    I can't even remember what I used, but suspect it was an open-ended spanner, as I don't remember searching for a 12-point socket to fit.

    It hasn't fallen off - yet.  :028:

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    Re: The weird front sprocket nut, what depth of socket do you need?
    Reply #6 on: November 16, 2021, 02:54:43 pm
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    if you refitted the locking washer - it shouldn't be able to fall off  :745:

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    Re: The weird front sprocket nut, what depth of socket do you need?
    Reply #7 on: November 16, 2021, 02:57:54 pm
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    *Originally Posted by zx9landie [+]
    if you refitted the locking washer - it shouldn't be able to fall off  :745:

    You'd be surprised... The saga I went through with my ER6, front sprocket nut kept loosening up, even with red loctite and 2 or even 3 tabs of the washer bent over the nut.

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    Re: The weird front sprocket nut, what depth of socket do you need?
    Reply #8 on: November 16, 2021, 04:55:09 pm
    November 16, 2021, 04:55:09 pm
    May I suggest a f kin large hammer 🔨🔨
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