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Old 01-08-2010, 08:29 PM
exavid exavid is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Medford, OR
Posts: 163
Default Re: Chain tension problem

Getting things right now. I revamped the chain setup and now have the chain from the engine to the rear sprocket direct with no idler. Much better, quieter and a lot easier to pedal too. The chain just touches the bike frame so I'll braze a reinforcement on the outside of the frame in that area and heat and thin the frame tube at that point to get clearance. I got about five miles test riding today before the rain started. There's no rattle or other noise othe than the motor which has a very quiet exhaust and noticeable gear whine. So other than the slight change to the rear frame it's time to clean up the bike. I'm going to disassemble, sand and paint it along with some cleaning and polishing. I want to weld a lug to the frame and the muffler so I can get rid of the clamp type muffler bracket. I think that will look a bit cleaner. Once I get the cosmetics done this should be a fun little bike.
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