I gotta '77 Ironhead long chopper with an old drum brake/chain/sprocket set up. About a year & a 1/2 ago I was stopped at a light, the light turned green, I put in 1st, & the bike wouldn't go!! The rivets holding the sprocket ( chain drive ) to the drum had either sheared themselves off or pulled thru. I was debating on whether or not to replace em with an OEM Harley rivet kit or some small bolts with nuts & Thread Lock. I got talked into using the rivets... About a week ago, the same thing happend!! I put in first, & nuthin!! The fuckin chain was spinnin, but I wasn't moving!!
Question is, has anybody ever had this happend, what did you do, & how did it work out? Any help is greatly appreciated!!