Thread: chain tension
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: chain tension

A chain falling off means its definitely not tight enough. When it's being driven by the motor there is going to be some whipping and waving in a loose chain. All those whips and waves in a loose chain one whip or wave will eventually rise above your sprocket and off it goes.

When you push down on your top chain how much play do you get? Take a finger and push down on the top chain. You should get less than or equal to an inch if play. Anything more than that and you got whips and waves when that engine is driving the chain.
Even if you have your tire pulled all the way back you may have to remove a link or two or get half a link. Also what size chain do you have?

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