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Old 05-01-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Wheel Lock Nut Mod - prevent loosening lock nuts

Got tired of loosening lock nuts and I know there are lock nuts with teeth that grab the wheel. But I figure this should work just as well. These 3racing locks nuts only costed 5 dollars and they weigh nothing. So I figure I would put them to good use.

Just use a regular hobby knife and well the picture explains itself. Grasp one side with two fingers and go from the inside out on the other side so the blade wont go near your fingers. Use good pressure when cutting so it creates a nice deep scratch.



Afterwards give it a feel , itll have a good grip now instead of being smooth metal. Now you wont loose a race to a loosened locknut.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:28 PM   #2
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I use spring washer instead.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:53 PM   #3
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lock tight works well to.
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Give theses a try, cheap no modifaction required and they will not come off with out a wrench. Serrated flanged wheel nuts.
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The Mugen wheel lock nuts also have the same feature.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:48 AM   #6
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don't buy the serrated wheel nuts from mugen or kawahara because they are just too expensive. A cheaper alternative is to go down to your local hardware or find a shop that deals with nuts and bolts and you can buy them there for less than the quarter of the price.
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There are also these little $$ babies..

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Put them on backwards. It takes re threading and is difficult at first but in the long run it works awsome.
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The Serpent ones, are around $3.00 for a set. At the cost of racing, $3 isn't going to stop me from making my mortgage. And, I hadn't lost 1 in a year of racing other than when I sheared the axle off at the winternats.
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don't buy the serrated wheel nuts from mugen or kawahara because they are just too expensive. A cheaper alternative is to go down to your local hardware or find a shop that deals with nuts and bolts and you can buy them there for less than the quarter of the price.
You get what you pay for most of the time. I have not lost one of the Mugen ones yet. I don't think that I will ever use any other style after using these. How mush are they?
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Give theses a try, cheap no modifaction required and they will not come off with out a wrench. Serrated flanged wheel nuts.
These are the best and I have not lost a wheel or a nut since I had my mugen.
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that won't work on hard rims like the team orion ones....
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Artificial-I]Got tired of loosening lock nuts and I know there are lock nuts with teeth that grab the wheel. But I figure this should work just as well. These 3racing locks nuts only costed 5 dollars and they weigh nothing. So I figure I would put them to good use.

Just use a regular hobby knife and well the picture explains itself. Grasp one side with two fingers and go from the inside out on the other side so the blade wont go near your fingers. Use good pressure when cutting so it creates a nice deep scratch.

Afterwards give it a feel , itll have a good grip now instead of being smooth metal. Now you wont loose a race to a loosened locknut.

Thanks A.I. that's a good idea. Now no more run away wheels for me.
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Yeah it works for what you already have. Ive been trying to find the kawahara locknuts. But in the meantime came up with this.
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$5
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