Chain bent?

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  1. weegenc

    weegenc New Member

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    My chain completely bent and seized my back tire. This is the second chain that has happened to. I thought it was just the old chain but guess not 12 dollars later. Picture in a few. I also have no idea whatsup with my idol. It was running fine until I pit in an aftermarket high preformance spark plug. The idol scares the **** out of me. What am I doing wrong besides everything?
     
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    r00t4rd3d New Member

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    So you replaced the cheap kit chain with a cheap 12 dollar chain and that broke too ? NOWAY !

    My guess is its not the chain but the chain alignment.

    What kind of carb do you have ? Stock , CNS , NT. Have you tried putting in the old plug and see if it idles back to normal so your sure its the plug and maybe something didn't work itself loose and cause an air leak ?


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  3. weegenc

    weegenc New Member

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    My 12 dollar chain worked before I replaced the rear wheel.

    I'm checking if its the plug later today. Of course I need another chain to do it and idk what to do about that problem.
     
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    Is your rear sprocket 100% flush and true ? No up and down or side to side play ? Are you using a tensioner ?
     
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    I tightened that thing down like no other. It shouldn't have budged for a second. I'm gonna double Check that when I'm going to class. I have a tensioner on the top part of the chain because my last weel always knocked off the chain at at location. It bent on the bottom now. Should I switch it over?
     
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    that is an extremely nice chain. As soon as i get this problem fixed with my franconstine chain i am gonna hit up my guy at the bike store.
     
  8. r00t4rd3d

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    The sprocket can be fully tightened down and still be out of alignment especially if your using the kit rag joint sprocket adapter. I had one slightly bent tooth on my rear kit sprocket that left me scratching my head for days. Make sure you double check everything.


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  9. weegenc

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    Will do. I'll get back with yall tonight and let you know how it went. Im gonna start working on it at 5:00est so ill keep updating what i find with my phone.

    Thanks to all for the help.
     
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    If you have just the stock carb the idle screw is the one with the spring on it. Back it out some with the new plug if the old plug makes it idle normal.
     
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    I have the CNS carb, what are the stats for the new plug? I think the problem is the tensioner. im going to flip flop it and see what happens. Should i just put the two broken chains together until i figure out why it isn't working or is that a good permanent solution? I highly doubt that it would be a good solution but it doesn't hurt to ask lol.
     
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    The sprocket on the back was loose as crap. I tightened that flipped the tensioner and changed the spark plug and it ran well. The bike runs like he'll still with the stock spark plug. What would have happened?
     
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    Did you seal your carb to your intake with some sort of sealer ? High temp silicone or Permatex , etc ?
     
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    Negatve. I just put some plumers tape down to seal it up. What should I do ohh whise one lol :)
     
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    Get some starter fluid or wd-40 , while your engine is running and idling , spray a -small- amount of either spray around where the carb connects to the intake. If you have an air leak the rpms will change. With starter fluid the rpms will increase and with wd-40 the rpms will decrease and the engine may stumble and puff out some white smoke out the pipe.
     

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