need 415 chain help ASAP

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by 350zdrftr, May 1, 2009.

  1. 350zdrftr

    350zdrftr Member

    OK fellas my chain that came with my kit is 3" short. I believe its a 415 chain that seems to be the common one. A bicycle shop told me they can not do it because the chain is too big, they advised me to call a motorcycle shop and I did they said the chain is too small for them to do they said the smallest they mess with is 420 chains. So I need an alternative , on I can get the break and reassemble tool for 12.95 and each individual link of 415 chain is 1.95 so i would prob have to get i think 5or6 of them. Is there any other alternative? thanks to all that reply

  2. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz Member

    Search the forum for places where you can get the actual chain.

    Also, oddly enough it seems that "gargage door opener" chain seems to be a 415, now what does that tell you about these kits
  3. crazeehorse

    crazeehorse Member

    if you have plenty of clearance between your tire & chain,you can use a # 41 chain. most hardware, & farm supply stores carry them, & you can get master links & half links to get a more custom fit. just remember the #41 chain is about 3/32 of an inch wider than a 415 chain. you can break the chain , by drilling a hole, alittle larger than the rivet pins in a 2 X 4 , center the rivet over the hole, & knock it out with a hammer & a good pin punch or a nail.I bought mine at the local tractor supply store. but they have a website also.
  4. 350zdrftr

    350zdrftr Member

    How well does the 41 chain fit over the sprocket on the motor. ?
  5. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Perfectly. It is what I use.
  6. crazeehorse

    crazeehorse Member

    also remember, you can't peice the 415, & the #41 chain together. if i remember correctly, the pins for the #41 are a little larger .
  7. 350zdrftr

    350zdrftr Member

    I am going to try the #41 chain if i can find a good price on one
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  8. 350zdrftr

    350zdrftr Member

    Ok everyone I got the 41 chain but I can not get this pin out to save my life . Any other suggestions to get it out ? I am about to take it to a motorcycle shop and let them take it out
  9. crazeehorse

    crazeehorse Member

    maybe use a peice of flat steel to lay it on, instead of wood. a good pin punch works better than a nail. i have also cracked the jaws of my vise, & knocked out the pin through the crack. it helps to have someone assist you in holding the chain up level with your work area.
  10. 350zdrftr

    350zdrftr Member

    Ok I am going to give it a shot tonight if I can't get it the local motorcycle shop wants 10 bucks to do it tomorrow
  11. 350zdrftr

    350zdrftr Member

    Got the 41 chain to work thanks everyone I owe you
  12. crazeehorse

    crazeehorse Member

    Great, I knew you could do it. it will be easier next time.
  13. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    had the same problem

    better to buy more 415 chain and hack away the 3" you may need less chain than what the eyes tell..

    but yeah, you MUST buy a nice chain breaker tool... at least 2 links, just to have a spare.

    having patience, can save at least 30$