Saggy Chain Cause

Discussion in 'Hubs, Gearboxes, Sprockets and Chains' started by allen standley, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. allen standley

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    I've been watching my chain stretch all season. Well It has not been the chain stretching at all. After a little investigation I made this discovery... Been running this particular motor in my Heavy Huffy 3 years. Worn Drive Sprocket.JPG Just in time I would imagine. Glad I got a spare. Everybody check on this from time to time or when convenient.
     
  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    been trying to keep unobtainable antique motorcycle sprockets from looking like that for years - sometimes a too-tight chain will do that, but it is usually caused by a chain that has worn to where the links have gotten longer than spec - three or four chain adjustments, then new chain
     
  3. allen standley

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    Thanks Crassius I did a new chain too. Held at the end the old one reminded me of a kinda like a piece of jewlery. really loose like that.
     
  4. redman

    redman New Member

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    Newby here, I been riding dirt bikes all my life and yes chain and sprockets do wear out. They take one heck of a beating. First tell tale sign is very pointy (sharp) sprocket teeth.Glad you caught it before bad things happen.
     

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