Re: been working on this thing for 3 weeks bout to give up chain and sprocket issue
Yep- I think a new frame is in order. The engine is too high and the chain is at too much of an angle. In looking at the pictures, it looks like the chain is riding against the clutch cover on the bottom because of the angle. I think that with with the cover on, it could be trapping the chain there. Also, with those sharp angle with the tensioners, you are introducing more drag.