Chain Stretch???

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  1. psprat496

    psprat496 New Member

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    Has anyone experienced extreme chain stretch with the #415 kit chain? I find myself having to re tighten the chain after a good 2 or 3 rides. I know the kit chain sucks but I was just wondering if this amount of stretch is normal considering I have about 300 miles through this chain already and it still stretches.
     
  2. Dave31

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    I have had chains that seems to keep stretching 4ever, some eventually stop. Others I have had to just replace.

    I have not had any problem with the newer kits in the past 2 years, but before that I would usually replace the chain with a new better quality chain from the get go.
     
  3. 2door

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    Yes, stretching (wear) is normal especially with the kit supplied #415 chain. Adjustments are just something you learn to live with or you replace the chain with a good industrial quality #41. Even a high quality chain will wear in a little and require tightening after a few miles but after that it will retain the tension better and wear a lot less. It is also less prone to having tight links/rollers and run smoother through the sprockets.
    Tom
     
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    I still run the stock tensioner and as it is right now with the #415 chain running over it, its a pretty tight fit. If I upgrade to the #41 will it not fit on the chain tensioner since the #41 I've heard is wider.
     
  5. Dave31

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    It will fit just fine.............
     

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