Originally Posted by bairdco
what if you took a hammer and a punch and whacked the flower nut right next to the hole? like, putting a ding in it, maybe 3 or 4, so the metal protrudes outwards, into the threaded hole. then kinda force-thread it on.
obviously, do this with it off the motor.
not exactly something i'd attempt on a precision vehicle, but it's already messed up, and you have a new one on the way, might just get you riding for a few days...
You mean sorta (not quite but a similar principle) like they do on many economy front wheel drive cars with the front wheel axle nut to keep them from backing off instead of using a castle nut and a cotter pin. There's usually a little lip on the nut and an indent in the end of the axle shaft itself so you whack the lip so it bends into the indent. My Geo Metro uses this method. So do many others.
Anyways, what you mention would probably work but with the frequent cluth-in clutch-out and vibration I'm sure for only a short while. I've though of doing that out of frustration.