im a newby.help!

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  1. sergeak47

    sergeak47 New Member

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    My rear tire is touching the chain on the left side, the one that is attached to the motor. Please help:-||
     
  2. Kioshk

    Kioshk Active Member

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    PICS!

    Also:
    wheel trued?
    tire-size?
    quick-release?
    axle level and perpendicular to frame?
    sprocket dished (in or out)?
    chain clearing chain-stay?
     
  3. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods New Member

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    kioshk is right. Photos are almost a necessity here.

    Chain clearance can be a bit tricky. But if you take some pics, then we're pretty likely to see some solution. So are you, for that matter. And then you won't even need the advice.

    Good luck.
     
  4. dtv5403

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    It sounds to me like your tires are wider than what the chain can clear. If both the top and bottom chain runs are rubbing the tire (chain is rubbing the tire in two spots), then this is almost certainly the case. Tires that are not as wide will solve the problem.
     
  5. Tyler6357

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    I recommend that you get rid of the 415 or the 410 chain and get this chain instead---> Wippermann ConneX 1R8 1/2 x 1/8 Nickel Heavy Duty Chain

    This is a thinner chain but it is one of the strongest BMX chains you can get. It has reinforced nickel plated links. It will not twist and has a breaking load of 12,000 newton so it will not break. It will slide through your engine sprocket much smoother than the bulky 415 and will give you more room to clear the tire. I had the same problem clearing the tire and this worked for me.

    brnot
     
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    sergeak47 New Member

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    Thank you guys. Got it adjusted right!.trlrl.
     
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    Very cool and good job, Serg. What did you do to fix it?
     

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