Chain too long !

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by LouisianaRider, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Exactly what the title says. I tried installing my motor today, and everything fit fine except the chain. It seems like it is several inches too long, even with the tensioner. My bike is a Schwinn High Plains 4.6 fs. Can you take links out of the chain or is it just not going to be possible to install it on this bike.
     

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  2. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    Yes, use a chain breaker. Everyone has to cut their chains smaller.
     
  3. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    certainly, you can take as many links as you need to out, get yourself a chainbreaker, $4 most anywhere.

    there's a bit more about that here somewhere...
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Chain breaker at Wal-Mart 3.88. or if you have a grinding wheel (my method) just grind two pins off one link and use a punch or nail to punch the ground off link out.
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    BTW- if everything fit fine, you are one lucky dog. :D
     
  6. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    It will never fit, but I am willing out of the goodness of my heart to offer you ten bucks for the whole works.
    P.S. Just jerking your chain. You can use a grinder to remove the link pins then tap them out in a vise with a punch.
    Doc
     
  7. thatsdax

    thatsdax Guest

    All I do is..

    All I do is grind the titties off and flush with the link I want to remove. Then lay the chain on the cement and take a hammer and screw driver and pop it off...Takes me less than a min. but..I have a bench grinder.
     
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