Hey everyone :) From NJ

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  1. LaFuriaRoja01

    LaFuriaRoja01 New Member

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    Hey guys! I've been wanting to build one of these bikes for a pretty long time, but only recently have I had the money and bike to pursue the project (I found a nice Huffy at a yard sale for $20). Got a 66cc/80cc kit with a 415 chain for $137, with absolutely zero experience working on bicycles I had it finished within a day.. And that was after having two screws in the motor seize and strip, and having the clutch stuck on me (big thanks to BikeBerry for a walkthrough on how to fix it).

    Once it was all done, I drove it fine for a day until the master link popped off.. Whatever, after a day of shopping around I got another few links. But then I ran into another issue, which from a few quick looks around I see a lot of people having: The chain keeps popping off. I spent a good 4-5 hours yesterday aligning the sprocket and rear wheel (a little hard since the chain is very tight as is), before finding that putting a lot of tension on the chain was the only way to keep it on. Despite this, after a several-mile ride last night, the chain popped off again and left me to walk home carrying the seized rear wheel (sucks, I know).

    Hoping I can get this issue fixed soon so I can participate more actively! I have a lot of automotive experience and love modding (I have an '01 turbo Eclipse with an Evo head swap :D ) so this feels like an awesome outlet to have fun with without breaking the bank. Now I'm off to do some research, wish me luck!
     

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  2. Greg58

    Greg58 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum, sometimes the teeth on the sprockets are kinda rough and ride up on the chain. I broke a couple of the kit chains till I switched to a #41 chain, I get it from tractor supply in ten foot lengths. They also have three packs of master links. Since 415 is a order only local the switch was the answer for me. I've been running the same chain on my op cruiser for three years.
     
  3. Big-H

    Big-H New Member

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    Hey welcome to the forum. As Greg58 said, #41 chain will do it. That's what I switched to and it worked perfectly. Happy building and riding!
     
  4. massdrive

    massdrive New Member

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    Yep a 415 chain is for motorcycles and is simply overkill on a MB. Your bike looks good.
    I run a 41 with a rear sprocket adaptor. The 41 still seems like a lot of extra weight spinning around so I'm going to switch to a regular bicycle chain.
    Anyway I have mad skills, a machine shop and a website. I am here to serve so if there is anything I can do for you let me know. :-||

    http://www.bikebobber.com
     

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