Thread: sprocket wobble
View Single Post
Old 08-14-2008, 09:57 AM
BlueCollarBike BlueCollarBike is offline
Motorized Bicycle Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 51
Default Re: sprocket wobble

Originally Posted by VENICE BOY View Post
Torque the bolts slowly in a "star" pattern... Don't worry about getting the bolts as tight as you can!!! Worry more about slowly tightening the bolts, & getting the sprocket to spin straight! Don't over torque!
Very good advice.

loosen all the bolts a little

spin the tire/sprocket and slowly bring a piece of chalk ( or Marker) close to the top of the sprocket .
It will leave a mark at the high point.
Tighten the high point more then the low.
Also if your unable to get the sprocket to stop wobbling ...

take a block of wood and wack the high point with a hammer .It may sound barbaric but it works.

hope this helps.


Reply With Quote