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.

  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.