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Old 05-15-2013, 07:43 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Originally Posted by Jacob1807 View Post
Hey guys, my chain is rubbing on my tire and i don't know how to fix it. I do not want to buy a skinnier tire but hoping there was another way. it is a cruiser bike
First (easiest), make sure you centered the wheel in the frame when you put it back in the chainstays. While tightening the axle nuts (or quick-release, if that's the case) the wheel loves to go off center, so watch for that.

Second, take a look at the drive sprocket on the wheel. The teeth on the drive sprocket are often dished to one side of center. If yours are, and that dish is to the inside, flip it over and see how that works.

Third, make sure your motor is mounted tightly and it's sprocket is as vertical as possible.

Keep us posted on how it goes.


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