Do not use Locktite on the front sprocket
QUOTE]Did you locktite the front sprocket nut?
, you loob it with Moly-the exact opposite. It has a lock washer, so there is no fear of it ever coming off.
If you use locktite you'll never get the front sprocket off again-and in 20k miles or more, you'll need to to replace the chain and both sprockets.
Here's the page from the service manual, the numbers at the end or Ft.lbs torque values, except for SSB with is in.lbs;
Engine Sprocket Nut 125 12.7 92 MO
Rear Axle Nut 108 11.0 80
Rear Sprocket Nuts 59 6.0 44
Speed Sensor Bolt 7.8 0.80 69 in∑lb L
L: Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads.
Lh: Left-hand Threads
MO: Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution.
(mixture of the engine oil and molybdenum disulfide grease in a weight ratio 10 : 1)
Ride at freeway speeds is smoother with 16tooth. Your speedo will be almost dead accurate (compared with 8-9% optimistic with 15tooth stock). Your odometer will read about 6% less, so it will seem that your mpg is worse, when in fact it is slightly better. Got all that, simple isn't it.
I just got back from a 600 mile round trip down to the Austin area and the hill country with the 16T front sprocket and I must say I am pleased. It actually seemed to run smoother with the larger front sprocket. I found myself running in 5th gear and not realizing it. Shifting into 6th is really like an overdrive.
I think Machog has said it pretty well with his synopsis of the outcome of putting the 16t sprocket on. I really like it and again, I cannot tell any difference in the noise or vibration level at all. I think that is something someone decide to say because they had a very,very,very acute sense of hearing and vibration. Machog hit it on the head in his thread.