Re: Rag Joint Issue
Yep! You have some mis-aligned parts. Contact your seller and tell them to send you the right stuff. That will never work.
As far as overlap...don't live with it. Get the right parts and install them so the ends DO NOT overlap. That's where people get into trouble with wobbling sprockets and chain issues because of it. If the plates do not fit flush it's easy to bolt a wobble into the sprocket. Roller chains have little tolerance for sprockets that don't run true. As I said earlier, it can be done but it takes patients to get it right. Good luck and let us know the outcome.
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