Staton chain tension?

Discussion in 'Rack Mounted Engines' started by ampliflyer, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. ampliflyer

    ampliflyer Member

    Can someone please tell me what the ideal chain tension is on the staton gear and chain.
    If it's too loose it feels jerky but I don't want to load it up too much.
    So is there a good rule of thumb for tension?

  2. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    It should be snug, but not stretched tight. The 'jerky' feeling you're getting when the chain is too loose is wearing the sprocket/chain more than it should.
  3. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

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  4. az cra-z

    az cra-z Guest

    Be sure to rotate the chain all the way around and check the tension at several points. It will vary, as the sprockets aren't usually completely round. At the tightest point, you should be able to move the chain sideways only a half inch or less.
  5. ampliflyer

    ampliflyer Member

    Thanks for the info that 1/2" wiggle room sounds good.