chain falling off

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by hagerty, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. hagerty

    hagerty New Member

    Hey guys,

    My chain keeps falling off while I'm riding, does that have something to do with the tensioner? I didn't set it to any tension I just kinda put it there and hoped for the best.

    Is there any specific tension and if so what/how do I measure it?


  2. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    you want to have a tighter chain in the beginning. make sure the wheel is at the bottom and move the tensioner so there is about 1 inch of play (wiggle). Make sure the middle of the chain lines up to the middle of the sprocket. the chain will stretch and u will have to adjust the wheel up. clean and lube up your chain every 200 miles.
  3. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    All way walk the bike and look at the chain see what it's doing is the chain over to one side on the back sprocket dose the top chain line up with the bottom one. You can bend the tensioner to follow the chain better. Is the sprocket out of true. After the chain comeing off check it for damage.