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Split pins instead of locking wire?
« on: 30.07. 2018 10:25 »
While reassembling the primary side of my Plungie I put two split-pins into the chain tensioner retaining nuts instead of a wire between them as before. I'm now worried that wiring the nuts may be for a good reason. Should I be concerned?

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Re: Split pins instead of locking wire?
« Reply #1 on: 30.07. 2018 10:41 »
G'day GB.
Split pins will be fine mate. The nuts are not done up tight so the chain adjuster can move. The wire/split pins are to stop the nuts getting eaten by the chain when they fall off.
 Wire is a lot cheaper, I use stainless lockwire. If it's done right the tension on the wire will keep the nut from coming loose/er.
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Re: Split pins instead of locking wire?
« Reply #2 on: 30.07. 2018 10:59 »
Split pins will be fine mate. The nuts are not done up tight so the chain adjuster can move. The wire/split pins are to stop the nuts getting eaten by the chain when they fall off.
Wire is a lot cheaper, I use stainless lockwire. If it's done right the tension on the wire will keep the nut from coming loose/er.
Thanks for reassuring me Musky. I understand that the nuts need to be loose enough for the tensioner to be adjusted. I was just wondering if the studs could unscrew if they are not wired together.

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Re: Split pins instead of locking wire?
« Reply #3 on: 30.07. 2018 13:21 »
It is possible but highly unlikely. Those buggers are/should be in tight.
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