Re: Newbie in need of help...
Hi Bob, welcome. Frustrating when ya can't get it up and running right off. This is just the way I do it and most folks do it differently. To break the chain, I just use a board with a hole in it, a nail and a punch. The chain will stretch so I use the tensioner until it is done then shorten the chain one more time. I put the master link on using needle nose pliers to close the gap and insert the link from behind. If the motor vibrates so that both sprockets get closer, I reposition the motor. Tilting it can adjust the distance a good bit but I try to keep the carb as level as possible. (Ya think I would break down and buy a proper chain breaker, snork)
How do you break a bicycle chain?