Chain recommendation

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Slaz, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Slaz

    Slaz New Member

    I have been having some trouble with my chain. I have a 415H on right now (till the master rod popped out) I'm wondering if anyone can give me a link to a really good chain to use for a 2 stroke China motor (seahawk)

  2. shinjinian

    shinjinian Member

    415 is a good heavy duty chain I would stick with that. What do you meant by the master rod popped out? It shouldn't have done that unless you installed it wrong or there was a serious defect with it.
  3. Timbone

    Timbone Active Member

    I use a 415 chain an it is a beast.

  4. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    415 chain is fairly strong when it comes to a motorised bicycle.
  5. jhammondcpa

    jhammondcpa Active Member

    I switched to a #41 chain, which came in a 10' piece. It is easy to get at most local garden implement stores for around $20. Several people on this site have also recommended this type and number!
  6. jhammondcpa

    jhammondcpa Active Member

    I switched to a #41 which I purchased at my local garden equipment center. I think it is stronger than the #415 which broke one of the first times out. The size is marginally different and works well with the engine and frame and tire clearances.
  7. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    chain problems are almost never the fault of the chain (unless it is a factory defect)

    with a dead-perfect install, I've seen folks run plain old bicycle chain for years (wouldn't recommend that tho)

    kit chain is fine
  8. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    I wrecked my kit chain when I sucked up a stick, best I figure the stick got wedged between the chain and sprocket caused the chain to come off track. I haven't had any such problem with the #41 from Tractor Supply.
  9. Greg58

    Greg58 Member

    The #41 is by far better than any kit chain, I buy #41 at tractor supply in ten foot lengths for about $18. I also pick up a three pack of master links for about $2, I can make two chains and have a spare master link for $20.
  10. AssembleThis

    AssembleThis Member

  11. Greg58

    Greg58 Member

    The 41 is of the industrial power equipment design, its made like the 40,50,60 and 420,520. It will outlast most engines, my first bike is still running a 41 that is 3_1/2 years old with no streach or wear. Yes its a little wider than the 415 but I haven't had any clearance problems on the motor only on big tires.