Chain Problems, link removal?


4 replies to this topic
  • Yz400Flyer

Posted September 12, 2007 - 04:11 PM

#1

Howdy,

So my chain is due for a change but the new one is in the mail for a couple of days. My current chain has a bunch of slack, even with the axle blocks moved way back. I have room to remove one link to make it tighter, turning it from a 114 to a 113. Will that hurt anything (sprockets mainly) if I do that for one or two rides (going to the track tomorrow). I am tired of having the chain flop around and hitting the frame once in a while, plus I don't want to kill my sprockets which are still in good shape.
So, one link out is ok?

Arno

Is it recommended to get new sprockets with a new chain? cause I know they say to get a new chain when you get new sprockets...

  • rexbond007

Posted September 12, 2007 - 04:44 PM

#2

go ahead 113 links makes no difference.


it is a good idea to change your sprockets with the chain. if the sprockets show some wear then do it.

i'm running 113 links on my 450

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  • Metric Mark

Posted September 12, 2007 - 06:21 PM

#3

As long as the tension is right it won't matter. Better than having it flop all over.

  • 642MX

Posted September 12, 2007 - 06:29 PM

#4

Howdy,

So my chain is due for a change but the new one is in the mail for a couple of days. My current chain has a bunch of slack, even with the axle blocks moved way back. I have room to remove one link to make it tighter, turning it from a 114 to a 113. Will that hurt anything (sprockets mainly) if I do that for one or two rides (going to the track tomorrow). I am tired of having the chain flop around and hitting the frame once in a while, plus I don't want to kill my sprockets which are still in good shape.
So, one link out is ok?

Arno

Is it recommended to get new sprockets with a new chain? cause I know they say to get a new chain when you get new sprockets...


If your chain is stretched bad enough to take a link out, then you probably need sprockets too. I always replace them as a set.

  • Yz400Flyer

Posted September 12, 2007 - 08:05 PM

#5

Thanks for the inputs.

I have a new chain and sunstar sprockets on the way :thumbsup:





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