Change from 44 to 38 tooth sprocket

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by awc360, May 10, 2010.

  1. awc360

    awc360 New Member

    If I'm changing from a 44 to a 38 tooth, will I have to take links out of the chain?
     

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  2. Lazieboy

    Lazieboy Member

    Depends on how much room your tensioner has to move.
     
  3. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    more than likely you will have to take some links out.
    I went from a 44 tooth to a 41 tooth and i had to remove links (i was not running a tensioner at all at this time).
    just 3 teeth smaller on the rear sprocket and i had to remove 2 links. i have since made and installed a tensioner with a spring for up & down movement, and my chain is now perfect.
    you're going from a 44 to a 38, which is a whole heck of a lot smaller sprocket.
    Unless your tensioner has a whole bunch of adjustment left, you will more than likely have to remove links from the chain.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2010
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