need help with chain

ixxGunnerxx

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i Ordered a New Sprocket ,,, for Back Tire ,, ( since i am Usign an old kit ) .. and i bought a 415 Chain ,, but The chain Isnt falling into the Teeth right , its like the Pitch is To Short ... ( the Chain isn't To small , the Space between the pins are)
I know over time , chain Stretch,, but i don't think it will Be able to Stretch that Far ... Is the Diffrent Tooth Sizes for back tires , all take the Same Size Chain?
 

weefek

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Depends on what sprocket you bought. Chain stretching has nothing to do with actually fitting on the sprocket or not. Maybe you got a lemon sprocket, or a lemon chain.
 

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.. nah ,, i got it on there ,, it Did STretch ... ( i was thinking the Same thing , Maybe Who ever Made it was having a lazy day , and didn't Care , And thought there boss was being a D##k) But i Road it around ,,, and It fits good now ..
I should of Taken a Picture .. cuz it Was like the last 2-3 Teeth wouldn't Fall in to the Chain .. and now its Good . ( i was Always Told Chains STretch ,, but never Wanted to believe it ,, lol , seeing is believing i Guess!)
 

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Whatever chain you end up getting, I like to do a hot soak with a heavy gear oil before using the chain. In really simple terms, you cook the chain in gear oil. for a few minutes and then let it cool. remove the chain and let it hang to drip off excess. This ensures that the heavy oil actually gets into the rollers. I suggest this because most cheaper chains are often not sufficiently lubricated, if at all, from the factory. At best they have a rust prevention coating on them similar to cosmoline. I bought a cheap fryer/cooker specifically to do this since I also have motorcycles and other chain driven things. Hit up your local thrift store and you can probably pick one up for a few dollars. Otherwise, use a cooking pot and make sure your wife don't catch you (and be VERY careful, because it would be a potential fire hazard)

I ordered this specific chain. It's 10ft of 415 Heavy Duty for 25 bucks. It never hurts to have extra. https://www.amazon.com/415H-Motoriz...=1658361859&sprefix=415+chai,aps,1090&sr=8-12

Unlike many of the chains these kits come with, those link pins are properly riveted on the ends so they cannot migrate.
 
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