broken chain

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by 1max, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. 1max

    1max Member

    my bike is eating my chain how do I fix that.

  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    if you're using a Chinese 2 stroke, invest in a #41 chain from tractor supply. the chains that come with the kit are garbage. also check that your engine to sprocket alignment is right and your sprocket is as close to perfectly true as possible.
  3. 1max

    1max Member

    thanks will try think tensioner may be moving on me too
  4. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    do away with the stock tensioner if you can. in my opinion they're full on dangerous.
  5. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    sounds like the chain is climbing the rear sprocket teeth - watch it as you turn the wheel slowly to find out why - often, it is because the tensioner is not feeding the bottom chain run directly onto the rear sprocket, or you have the chain too tight

    standard chain & tensioner work just fine when done right