Hot sprocket

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by tvc15, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. tvc15

    tvc15 New Member

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    My maniac mechanic rear sprocket from pirate is pretty darn hot to the touch after about 10-15 minutes... Is that normal or is my sprocket an evil freak of nature.

    The wheel is true
    The sprocket is true
    About 1/2 of play in the chain
    415 chain
    Yada yada yada
     
  2. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Running a coaster brake? You sure you don't have a load on the brake? I always find with coaster brakes that after you use the brake it's good to pedal 1-2 times forward to be sure the brake releases completely.
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Yup, that and aluminum just transfers heat fast as well as it heats up fast with any friction.
     
  4. tvc15

    tvc15 New Member

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    Good advise, thanks guys
     

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