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9/10/2017 7:04 AM

So I had an eventful night last night. We showed up late and ended up missing both practices. Never rode this track before either. Go out for moto 1 and end up 7th out of 12. I'm happy for just getting a feel of the track. Moto 2. I grab a massive holeshot and I'm out front leading until....disaster strikes. Landed a double went to gas it for the next double and nothing. I'm thinking did my bike somehow kick down into neuatral? I click down into first and gas it and go nowhere. I costed over the double and then my bike starting hopping. This is what happened. Photo

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Yes it's a Tusk hub. Yes I torqued my sprocket bolts to Yamaha spec and used red Loctite as well. Maybe it was negligence on my part and not double checking the torque on them every so often. Just put them on in April when I got new tires so I thought they'd be good for awhile. I'm just super lucky this happened on a landing and didn't result in a bad crash. Flame away fellow vitards

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

9/10/2017 7:08 AM

So many sprocket bolt jokes to come...

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9/10/2017 7:08 AM

Peely warned you...

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9/10/2017 7:11 AM

ML512 wrote:

So many sprocket bolt jokes to come...

Oh I'm aware

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

9/10/2017 7:23 AM

Glad your ok!

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9/10/2017 7:35 AM

Some JB weld and safety wire and she'll be fine.

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9/10/2017 7:38 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/10/2017 8:35 AM

Blue pants, jersey, hub, sprocket, chain guide, and motorcycle. Still makes the wrong choice and puts red loc tite on his sprocket bolts. Classic Vitard

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9/10/2017 7:39 AM

smashingpumpkins167 wrote:

Blue pants, jersey, hub, sprocket, chain guide, and motorcycle. Still makes the wrong choice and puts red loc tite on his sprocket bolts. Classic Vitard

So your saying if I used BLUE loctite this wouldn't of happened? Lol

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

9/10/2017 7:55 AM

No broken case and no broken you. Stuff happens.

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9/10/2017 8:01 AM

smashingpumpkins167 wrote:

Blue pants, jersey, hub, sprocket, chain guide, and motorcycle. Still makes the wrong choice and puts red loc tite on his sprocket bolts. Classic Vitard

Forgot the blue stand, case saver, shifter tip, blue end grips, levers and axle blocks.

Whole lot of blue.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/10/2017 8:02 AM

Check spokes and sprocket bolts and generally everything I can get to before I go out every time.

Glad you were not hurt.

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9/10/2017 8:15 AM

Dang man.... glad you're ok!! That could have been bad. Now that we all know you're ok, I can't wait to see what peely says

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9/10/2017 8:40 AM

eric513anderson wrote:

So your saying if I used BLUE loctite this wouldn't of happened? Lol

Uh yea. Photo

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9/10/2017 8:54 AM

20 pager easy

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9/10/2017 9:02 AM

smashingpumpkins167 wrote:

Blue pants, jersey, hub, sprocket, chain guide, and motorcycle. Still makes the wrong choice and puts red loc tite on his sprocket bolts. Classic Vitard

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Forgot the blue stand, case saver, shifter tip, blue end grips, levers and axle blocks.

Whole lot of blue.

Blue Grip tips too, can't forget that.

I will admit, I'm guilty of having some matching bling. But I'm old and my mom always taught me how to match my colors - laundry

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9/10/2017 9:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/10/2017 9:12 AM

How tight was that chain?

You said you tightened the bolts but the sprocket looks like it was running loose before letting go.
See the round out on the Hub?



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9/10/2017 9:38 AM

Real talk.. tusk hubs are shittttt
I blew a brand new one out, whole inside turned to mush

they did replace it, but I was happy to not use them again

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9/10/2017 9:49 AM

steve.hackler.1 wrote:

No broken case and no broken you. Stuff happens.

My thoughts as well.

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9/10/2017 9:53 AM

steve.hackler.1 wrote:

No broken case and no broken you. Stuff happens.

DPR250R wrote:

My thoughts as well.

This. At least you've got some cool carnage to hang on the wall

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

9/10/2017 9:58 AM

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9/10/2017 9:58 AM

WE TRIED TO WARN YOU!!!! AND YOU LAUGHED!

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It's impossible for a corporation or government to love you or care about you.

9/10/2017 10:04 AM

2 stroke.

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9/10/2017 10:12 AM

68 wrote:

Real talk.. tusk hubs are shittttt
I blew a brand new one out, whole inside turned to mush

they did replace it, but I was happy to not use them again

Yep, but you will have riders say, at least they are inexpensive. Get what ya pay for.

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9/10/2017 10:15 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/10/2017 10:16 AM

From the looks of the stretched holes in the hub (all in the same direction) it almost looks as if the chain was too tight. I had my chain tight years ago and it snapped every link in the chain at the pin holes. If it was tight, then I'll say that is a bad ass case you have there on that engine.

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9/10/2017 10:18 AM

68 wrote:

Real talk.. tusk hubs are shittttt
I blew a brand new one out, whole inside turned to mush

they did replace it, but I was happy to not use them again

mxb2 wrote:

Yep, but you will have riders say, at least they are inexpensive. Get what ya pay for.

That's interesting...I run a Tusk rear hub on my GNCC bike. Its been on the bike for 3 seasons without a problem.

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9/10/2017 10:19 AM

Old-Man wrote:

How tight was that chain?

You said you tightened the bolts but the sprocket looks like it was running loose before letting go.
See the round out on the Hub?



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The chain was a little on the loose side but I've seen people ride with them much worse then mine was. I was adjusting the chain after almost every ride this year and that had me curious. I didn't think I should have to adjust one that often. I can't remember what chain it was I'm thinking a oem type replacement DID.
But honestly what do you guys think caused this? I couldn't find any of the bolts anywhere. I was curious if the nut backed off any of them or something like that. I'm but sure what brand wheel to get next along with what sprocket to get. I guess I'll be checking every nut & bolt religiously from now on

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

9/10/2017 10:21 AM

68 wrote:

Real talk.. tusk hubs are shittttt
I blew a brand new one out, whole inside turned to mush

they did replace it, but I was happy to not use them again

mxb2 wrote:

Yep, but you will have riders say, at least they are inexpensive. Get what ya pay for.

harescrambled wrote:

That's interesting...I run a Tusk rear hub on my GNCC bike. Its been on the bike for 3 seasons without a problem.

October will make it 3 years for these hubs and this is my first issue. I honestly think tusk makes good products but some will argue and say there junk because there cheap

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

9/10/2017 10:23 AM

downard254 wrote:

From the looks of the stretched holes in the hub (all in the same direction) it almost looks as if the chain was too tight. I had my chain tight years ago and it snapped every link in the chain at the pin holes. If it was tight, then I'll say that is a bad ass case you have there on that engine.

That's kinda what I thought but I know it was on the loose side last night. Maybe I've been running my tension too tight before?

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

9/10/2017 10:23 AM

68 wrote:

Real talk.. tusk hubs are shittttt
I blew a brand new one out, whole inside turned to mush

they did replace it, but I was happy to not use them again

mxb2 wrote:

Yep, but you will have riders say, at least they are inexpensive. Get what ya pay for.

harescrambled wrote:

That's interesting...I run a Tusk rear hub on my GNCC bike. Its been on the bike for 3 seasons without a problem.

True, but peace of mind is worth extra $500 to me. And easier resale on top end wheelsets.

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9/10/2017 10:24 AM

steve.hackler.1 wrote:

No broken case and no broken you. Stuff happens.

DPR250R wrote:

My thoughts as well.

BobPA wrote:

This. At least you've got some cool carnage to hang on the wall

Yeah I'm going to try to make a clock out of it for the shop lol

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp