I just changed my engine chain and now my back tire is braking alot .

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by CampFire, May 9, 2015.

  1. CampFire

    CampFire New Member

    The tire rolls but hard to push or pedal cause it feels like its braking all the time. What did i do wrong and how can i fix this ? Thanks so much everyone.. BEEN at it all day and need some quick answers. Peace

  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    your description is a bit vague, but I'm betting it's either too loose and bunching up in the sprocket cover or it's too tight. either way, moving your chain tensioner backward or forward should solve it.
  3. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    worst case of bunching in drive cover is when you put on a really heavy duty chain & your sprocket teeth are too wide at the tip to allow chain to drop into valley between teeth - this is fixed by filing or grinding teeth to make them narrow at top
  4. Slogger

    Slogger Member

    How much slack is there in the new chain?
    If it is too tight the preload on the bearings can make it seem pretty draggy.
    Just a thought.
    good luck!
  5. battery

    battery Member

    Most likely cause would be your wheel bearing. Check your hub for play often. Highly recommend buying a good quality hub with sealed roller bearings.