how weak is bike chain

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Iwannagofast, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Iwannagofast

    Iwannagofast New Member

    Would I be able to use a bike chain to attach a 5.5hp to my rear wheel or is it going to snap and whip up into my back causing me to need a loooooot of stiches?

  2. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    May work...but a #41 would certainly work. 15 bucks for 10 feet.
  3. biken stins

    biken stins Member

    A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link.
    Ever wonder why there are chain guards ?
  4. Wal marts chain is junk. BMX chain from the bike shop is much stronger but it's $$$.

    I like wide chain simply because you have more room for your sprockets in case it's not absolutely true and it would still roll smooth. And the thicker chain is visually stronger.

    I'll use a #40 chain from Lowes if it has the clearance. That bad boy wide,man.
  5. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    It's better if you can, to go with #41 or #40 chain. 5HP or more 4cycles have a LOT of torque, and using bike chain may be risky.