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December 12th, 2006, 05:36 AM   #1
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HPA: Tighten your locknuts!

This is an "HPA": Husa-Public Announcement

When adjusting your valves, make sure to tighten the lock nuts properly!

I thought I'd post this in a thread of its own. I know I already talked about my rocker cover mayhem in another thread, but I'd rather save people from the same mess.

A loose locknut picked up by the timing chain can wreck your ride in one tenth of a second.

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December 12th, 2006, 07:36 AM   #2
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Alex, I'd like to buy a vowel.
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December 12th, 2006, 07:37 AM   #3
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I found the "ER" part. Once I have cut the H out I am thinking about making brace knuckles.
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December 12th, 2006, 08:09 AM   #4
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Do you think jbweld might work here??
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December 12th, 2006, 09:24 AM   #5
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Do you think jbweld might work here??
JB Weld is some sort of hard glue which bonds to some metals but, no, it would certainly not work in this case.
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December 12th, 2006, 11:39 AM   #6
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i was lucky then.

when my lock nut went awol it just fell down the cam chain tunnel and came to rest on a shelf about half way down.

what also happened thought was the screw that it came off of wound itself in and hammered into the rocker arm so i had to change the rocker arm as well.

something else for you to check froggy
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A little off subject and not sure how much it matters but, the disc shaped cover at the end of the cam is installed backwards. Yeah, the one at the seam of the head and rocker cover.

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No it is not backward, Rick, I don't know why you think that but no, one side is concave, that one goes inside, the other is flat, that's what you see.
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Ummm, froggy, the concave side faces out...
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Okaaay well I put it back like I found it.
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