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Old 12-18-2011, 10:20 PM
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Chain is too loose. Go for 1/2 to 3/4 inch freeplay.
Also, how clean and lubed is the chain?

After readjusting your motor, is the carburetor sitting at an odd or different angle than it was before?
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:30 PM
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Its gonna be the chain...I rode it with a loose Chain about a mile...chain rubbed my white walls off thus leaving white rubber crap on my chain and left it really dry ...I didn't think that would mess thinks all up like. That....wow...
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:37 AM
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Do you have a chain tensioner on your bike?
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:29 PM
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Yes? It does...why do u ask/
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:49 PM
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Yes? It does...why do u ask/
I use my spring-loaded chain tensioner to take up the slack on my engine drive chain. It is another way to deal with a loose chain.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:52 PM
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Got a pic..of what ur talking about
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:20 PM
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http://motorbicycling.com/f15/5-7hea...ter-35202.html
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:13 AM
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What carb do you have on the motor, DB?
probly a bit of crud passing through the jets????
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..I recently bought a can of Liquid Wrench brand chain lube... $4 at Autozone.
Kinda black and yukky to spray on, but when left overnight to set, does NOT sling off and my chain noise and pulse are MUCH improved.

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Old 12-20-2011, 11:43 AM
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In the pics, the skateboard tensioner is positioned on the right side of the chain, pushing outward. However, I have now relocated the tension wheel to the left side of the engine chain, pushing inward. The tensioner arm still pivots at the same place. For more throw, it has been shortened on the spring side to clear the underside of the engine block.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:37 PM
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**** it.... I took it to Venice motors...let the pros do ir
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