Does a somewhat loose drive chain affect power delivery?


16 replies to this topic
  • imanewb

Posted August 19, 2005 - 07:06 PM

#1

My chain is a bit loose and I was wondering if this is affecting the performance of my 04 CRF 250X....Simple question..just need a yes or a no....and is it affecting me noticably?

  • rmRDR13

Posted August 19, 2005 - 07:08 PM

#2

i wouldnt think so unless its slipping on your sprocket.

  • DethWshBkr

Posted August 19, 2005 - 07:10 PM

#3

No.

KTM's require a loose chain because of the linkless system. No performance loss.

  • imanewb

Posted August 19, 2005 - 07:11 PM

#4

Okay but I don't ride a KTM...I just noticed when I let my clutch out a little...snap was heard then I looked and I hae about an inch and a half of free play

  • ttr125lerider

Posted August 19, 2005 - 07:21 PM

#5

chain slap is what you heard.. no big deal. shouldn't affect your powerdelivery... maybe the .00000001 seconds for you chain to get back undertension though will slow you down..who knows.. you tell us. i run my chain really loose on my yz125 and it doesn't feel any slower

  • toyota_mdt_tech

Posted August 19, 2005 - 08:11 PM

#6

No, its not affected, just "delayed" :D :D

  • MrGadget

Posted August 19, 2005 - 09:07 PM

#7

If yer hangin' loose it could effect power delivery in other aspects. :D

  • xXHondaOwnsXx

Posted August 19, 2005 - 10:58 PM

#8

chain slap is what you heard.. no big deal. shouldn't affect your powerdelivery... maybe the .00000001 seconds for you chain to get back undertension though will slow you down..who knows.. you tell us. i run my chain really loose on my yz125 and it doesn't feel any slower

A loose chain will cause it to strech faster because it is snapping tight that much more.

  • kawy

Posted August 19, 2005 - 11:05 PM

#9

Will NOT affect performance, it is better to have your chain at the correct tension (as per your owners manual) Your sprockets will not wear out as fast that way, unless you are running a good O-ring chain.

  • djo269

Posted August 19, 2005 - 11:14 PM

#10

It might delay the torque you need to get up and over a rock or log. I run loose chain on my 02' yz250f with no problems.

  • Saber

Posted August 19, 2005 - 11:52 PM

#11

has anyone else ever had their chain fall of on a trail and it be so loose u could put it back on by hand??

  • DefaultPeanut

Posted August 20, 2005 - 12:18 AM

#12

has anyone else ever had their chain fall of on a trail and it be so loose u could put it back on by hand??


I hope you mean a Mountain Bike :D

  • Crf250ed

Posted August 20, 2005 - 12:23 AM

#13

has anyone else ever had their chain fall of on a trail and it be so loose u could put it back on by hand??


On my dads old xr500 the chain guid broke and the chain always use to fall off. :D

  • pullin-gs

Posted August 20, 2005 - 06:49 AM

#14

Better to be a bit too loose than have the chain too tight. :D

  • ttr125lerider

Posted August 20, 2005 - 06:07 PM

#15

^^exactly. loose doensn't hurt anything.. too tight will mess some stuff up. if yor riding a ttr and your chain keeps falling off, then do what my brother did. spend 50 bucks on a bbr chain guide and it will never ever ever come off again. the only 2 times my chain has come off after putting the bbr guide of, is after snapping 2 masterlinks. the monsterous 7 hp ttr will tear them things up..lol. dont flame me saying that i put them on wrong, because i triple checked the 2nd masterlink and it snapped 5 mins later.

  • johnjwc368

Posted August 20, 2005 - 06:21 PM

#16

No and it wont delay any torque either, because you are torquing from the top of your sprockets, not the bottem were almost all the slack is most of the time

  • ONLY4STROKES

Posted August 20, 2005 - 07:29 PM

#17

If its extremely loose you'll definitely notice a delayed response.

Not good to ride on it when its that loose, though.





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