Upgraded chain

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  1. Flounder

    Flounder New Member

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    Hey people.. I just want to throw this out their. The chains that come with these kits are nothing but junk..They stretch and stretch and constantly pop off....Throw them AWAY!.. I just put on a #41 chain
    yesterday and have had zero problems... My bike was setup perfect. All my problems were the results of an inferior product.. You can save yourself's a a lot time and grief by running down to Northren tool and picking up a Drive Chain #41 | Chains + Sprockets | Northern Tool + Equipment and dont forget a
    Heavy Duty Chain Breaker..



    usflg
     
  2. FlyingHorse87

    FlyingHorse87 New Member

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    The chain that comes with these kits isn't the best, mine stretched significantly over 3 days of running, that could also be attributed to me riding up very steep hils and weighing 250. I replaced mine with KMC 415H free style chain, it was arond $13.00 and is much higher quality than the original. Another easy way the seperate chain without a chain breaker is to carefully grind down the pins on a bench grinder WEARING GLOVES, then put a chisle or large straight blade beater screwdriver between the side plates and tap it with a hammer. They will come right apart with no damage.

    Evan
     
  3. nidyanazo

    nidyanazo New Member

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    I use this one:

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    Pricey, but it'll last the lifetime of the bike/motor
     
  4. Chrismbello

    Chrismbello New Member

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    Just wondering, will that chain breaker work with the 415 chains?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  5. corgi1

    corgi1 New Member

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    nidyanzo,..what chain is it ,I cant read it on the box,thanks
     
  6. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    I am not totally familiar with this chain stretching out deal. All my bikes that were stock I did run teisoners on them usually upgraded to a custom shaped skate board wheel was the only set up I ever truly liked . Much smoother than the stock wheel in the kits huge difference. All my friends around me so far including me never had a problem with the stock chains. My first kit I put about 6000 miles on the kit chain and motor. The out put cog on the engine had a lot of wear though. It never missed a beat.
     
  7. xzackx

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    i just got done ordering #41 chain too because my original chain was not long enough for my schwinn stingray, so far its been running pretty good
     
  8. Mind_Reader7

    Mind_Reader7 New Member

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    I use the stock chain. I never had a problem, besides with stretching, which is what the tensioner is for.
     
  9. Flounder

    Flounder New Member

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    It is suppose to, but Ive never tried it.
     
  10. Flounder

    Flounder New Member

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    The tinsil strength on these chains are 2800lb compared to kit chains which are 1200lb tinsil.
    Less stretchy more ridy =)

    I know kits vary ...My troubles come from the gt5 kit..Being the only kit I ever owned.
     
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  11. xzackx

    xzackx New Member

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    i bought a #41 roller chain in a 10ft section and i had to use 5 feet of it for my chopper i used a dremel tool to grind off each side of the middle pin and used a punch to knock it out takes longer but works
     

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