Sprockets grinding sprocket teeth to fit chain

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by happyjourney, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. happyjourney

    happyjourney Member

    i was reading somewhere where someone had said they had ground on the teeth of there sprocket to fit the chain better. i wanted to know if they had cut the ends off the teeth more or smoothed the sides of the teeth. i think it was in response to suggestions of how to keep the chain from bunching up in the front sprocket cover area.
     

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  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Never cut off the tooth height. You can make a chamfer on those teeth to help guide the chain onto it. Take a look a a motorcycle tooth profile. They do it right.
     
  3. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Maybe this might help... file or grind the teeth from the SIDE of the sprocket at a angle...both sides. Just knock the sharp edges off. The length will or should be the same as original.
     
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