problem with master-link

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by retromike3, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. retromike3

    retromike3 Member

    I have an 415 chain on my MB and I have noted that it seems to catch a bit when the master-link goes over the drive sprocket. Is there a mod I can to do or is the link damaged?

    Any Ideas?:detective:

    Mike The bike guy
     

  2. MasterLink Mod

    Hi, look at the "leaves" on the master link, are they dogbone shaped? are all the other links Dogbones?

    Take a Dremel, and dogbone the master link to match the rest, trouble is over.

    Mike
     
  3. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    I would buy a chain breaker and and just get rid of the master link all together... just make it one continuous chain.
     
  4. retromike3

    retromike3 Member

    And now for something completely different

    Turns out that my rear cog adapter had loosened up and I only had three of the six bolts holding it to the hub. One of which had bent at a ninety degree angel. The neat part was that I did not lose the chain.

    After taking the adapter and the cog off I had to take the cogs off the free-hub side so I could replace some spokes that were damaged when the chain came off earlier.

    So Now I'm heading back to the hardware store to get some blue Locktight to make sure that this will not happen again.

    This project is turning into a big can of worms. The more work I do the more I need to do.

    Mike Frye the bike guy
     
  5. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    ohhh yeah... that is what the ht kits are best known for. They constantly give you a new mechanical or technical problem to overcome. They are fun to tinker with, but..... if you get tired of it and just want something to start reliably every time and work when you need it; go buy a GEBE kit or a staton kit with a robin subaru eho35 motor.

    here are some links...

    http://www.bikeengines.com/

    http://staton-inc.com/
     
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