Originally Posted by JRWooden
Swapping them is my plan for the next trip ...
What do you carry with you to apply the required 100Nm of torque to the rear axle nut (and where do you stow it)?
What....the.....fu....oh, you're just messin with my head.
I know, it's so over thought. I figured the so called "Last Great Adventure" based on my memory of it from 20 years ago, would require a modicum of preparation and off roading skill. Turns out my moving average over the 2500kms of mostly average dirt was 98.7km/h.
If I'd taken a bigger sprocket it would have gone back on the first night.
But, at the same time, there are stories emerging of people we passed and met who trashed bikes and broke bones at far lower speeds.
Preparation is the key. Over prepare and you'll probably come away saying "Well...that was easier than I remember it".
and no...the c/s shaft bolt isn't an issue. Hasn't been once yet. I use the same toolkit off road as I do when I change sprockets. Why some people have issues with these things is beyond me. Unless I watch my 3D games programmer son trying to work on his ZX6...then it makes perfect sense. Oh my....humanity is doomed...