Chains whenever i go to start it the chain skips a link on the drive sprocket

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by Mike1177, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Mike1177

    Mike1177 New Member

    Works fine just pedaling around already checked the drive sprocket, chain tension, and alignment. As soon as i drop the clutch to start it up the whole thing just locks up and i have to take the drive sprocket cover off and pry the chain up to get the chain on the tracks. Could it be the Clutch?
     

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    first guess would be that chain is too loose
     
  3. Mike1177

    Mike1177 New Member

    na that was one of the first things i checked its only when i pop the clutch ? could it be i have my clutch cable too tight?
     
  4. Mike1177

    Mike1177 New Member

    I check just fiddle with the clutch cable and chain tightness and nothing works
     
  5. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    open the drive sprocket cover, take out the spark plug, and watch the chain as you roll the bike - you may see it trying to climb up a tooth rather than sit in the valley between teeth

    if you see this, you may have to file or grind the tops of the teeth to make them pointier
     
  6. Mike1177

    Mike1177 New Member

    Thanks I will try it tomorrow its storming like crazy here
     
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