I think I killed it!!!!

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by crabdance, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. crabdance

    crabdance Member

    This morning I took my bike for a ride and after about a mile it just quit. No pop or bang or any noise, it just stopped working. I lost compression because I could push the bike after that with the clutch all the way out. Anyone have any ideas of what to do from here? I hope I haven't killed the whole thing.

    I'm going to go out and look at it again and see if I can see anything else.

    thanks for the help.

  2. crabdance

    crabdance Member

    Glad that I got here before anyone else did. The master link on my chain broke and came off. don't know where it is. Have to get another one. Sorry to be so dumb folks... should have looked a little more before posting.
  3. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    hi cd; the master links open end should face to the rear when the chain comes off top of rear sprocket.
  4. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Geez, crab man, quit scaring us- so many of us want you to have a great time with this that when you report these issues, we get scared for you!
  5. crabdance

    crabdance Member

    Thanks stude13. I didn't know that... I'm learning all this stuff as I go along. And HoughMade, sorry to scare you man. I always think the worse. I just should think and look a little before I leap and post. You all have been so good to me and I really appreciate it. Really!!... I'll look more before I post the next time... promise..

  6. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    So you lost your entire chain? I'm glad you didn't get hurt. I had a chain master link pop off on me (it was my stupid fault) and the chain whipped around and cracked my engine block and almost took out my leg.
  7. crabdance

    crabdance Member

    No, I still have the chain. Just don't have the master link anymore. Sounds like the master link coming off can be dangerous. I'm feeling pretty luck right now. Sorry you got hurt on yours. Guess we all need to check our chains every now and then too.

  8. jmccrury

    jmccrury Member

    Yeah, I keep an eye on my chains now, especially on the MB. I was riding my mountain bike a couple of months ago when the chain broke and came up and slapped me in the back. That was a little painful. Now I always check the master link before I ride.
  9. crabdance

    crabdance Member

    Ouch! bet that hurt... I bet you do keep a good check on your chain. I'm going to have to do that myself. I just found a master link for $1.50 but the shipping was $8.50! Think I'm going to try to get that locally. The net is tearing me up with shipping cost. Does anyone know what size chain we have so we can ask for a master link to fit it?

  10. Herrmanator8

    Herrmanator8 Guest

    hey. check any local hardware store. ask for a #415 size masterlink. thats the one. its probably like $3-5 not sure.

    have a good one

  11. crabdance

    crabdance Member

    Thanks Jon,

    I've been wondering what size chain to be asking for. I really appreciate it! If I can get one for less than 5 dollars I'm going to try and get one today. Otherwise I will have to wait until more funds come in :).

    Thanks so much for your help,
  12. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes - most important with chain lenks
    seems there's no easy way to explain it - for me anyway

    chain lenk - head - rounded solid part - front of travel direction

    chain lenk - broken tails - split part - opposite travel direction

    reason - if something makes contact with chain while moving
    will not knock it loose

    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
  13. crabdance

    crabdance Member

    Thanks Mountainman... I was lucky in the fact that I just put it on the way your just said. How's that for luck? Thanks for all your help and talk to you later!

  14. Bogaurd

    Bogaurd Member

    If you get a chain breaker, you can do away with a master/joining link altogether. It lets you take apart any segment of chain and put it back together again. I got mine from my local bike shop, and had to modify it slightly with a grinder to make room for the thick HT chain, but now I don't use any joiner links. Taking the chain off is just as quick, if not faster, and there's no risk of it popping apart, unless one of the chain links actually breaks :)