FYI 415 chain

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Guest, May 16, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Our 415 chain/sprockets are also called #42 in case you were wondering.
     

  2. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Hey Joe,
    You mean there is no difference in the pitch or width or anything else?
    Good to know!
    Doc
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Not from the hours of research I did yesterday to try to find out what is what with chains. Everything I found says the 415 is also a #42.

    If anyone is doubtful, I ordered a length of #42 yesterday and should have it within a week. I'll install it and let you know what imperical testing shows.
     
  4. Pyroladine

    Pyroladine Guest

    415 chain

    Not all the 415 chain is created equal. I tried a Regina 415 chain from a local motorcycle shop and it would not work. The pin spacing was correct but the bushings around the pins were bigger thus the spacing was smaller and it would not work around the ten tooth sprocket.
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hmmmm, very odd indeed......I'll keep you updated when I get mine.

    For now, see below.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

  7. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Explains a lot Joe and thanks for the research time.
    Doc
     
  8. deercrossing

    deercrossing Guest

    chain replacement

    I read some days ago on this site about being sure to buy a new chain for the engine right away. can anyone tell me who I buy this chain from? I see from this post that all chains are not the same. My link bust off today from the Howell engine and I rather invest in a better chain now. Been a great help this site. Thanks to all.
     
  9. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    Maybe the vendors of these engines know where we can buy the real fitting chain.

    I also checked out some from a motorcycle shop and the bushings are larger.
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have some #42 on the way for testing, should have it in a day or two.
     
  11. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Keep us updated Joe.
    Tanks
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Well the update is that I haven't gotten the chain from the eBay seller to be named soon....I paid for priority shipping (2-5 days) and it's been 12 days and all I got was a lame excuse from the seller as to why it HASN'T EVEN BEEN SHIPPED YET!.
     
  13. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    what that usualy means is, He ordered it from his supplier and his supplier has not shipped it from timbucktoo yet.
    A lot of the sellers on ebay act like they have a stocked store or a large warehouse when in actuallity, it's some old lazy bum that watches tv all day and runs out of breath doing that!
    Well, maybe tomorrow.
     
  14. deercrossing

    deercrossing Guest

    Chain is working well-Anyone can do this.

    I last posted that my link to my chain came off and I needed a new link or get a new (better) chain. I got the link and the chain has done real well as of the first 100 miles on the new chain and engine. So far the whole kit has worked well after putting a days reading on this site here. I don't see why I would need to go much faster. I'm in the hills of ct. and the pot holes and ruts in the road can be very unforgiving and to top that you have cars in such a hurry it scares me some. I don't think the gas mileage is as good as what is stated in the sale statement. Anyone have a good count of the mileage per half a gal. Over all anyone having a problem starting out ....you can find all you need on this site. If I can do this anyone can. I thank all who give input into this site. Thank you!
     
  15. steve2

    steve2 Guest

    Bikeguy Joe,
    Did you ever get that #42 chain?
     
  16. mickal1025

    mickal1025 Guest

    I replaced my chain with a roller chain from a local agribuisness. the box says "41 riv. roller chain 10 feet 240 pitches" it is the same pitch and roller size but slightly(.040 or so) wider. this has worked for me for about 140-150 miles.
     
  17. mickal1025

    mickal1025 Guest

    thats a handy chart. looks like I got lucky and have the #2000 lb chain and its .062 wider than the .415 that came with the kit not .040 like I had guessed. also it only cost $10-$11
     
  18. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

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