Should I Fix My Rear Sprocket Mistake?

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by Jason74, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Jason74

    Jason74 New Member

    Because of something that someone mentioned on this site, I realized that I installed my rear sprocket wrong. Instead of placing a rubber spacer on the inside and the outside of my wheel, I placed them both on the inside (I have no idea how I made this mistake. Yes the directions are lacking, but they were still clear enough that I shouldn't have made that mistake.). Anyway, I currently have nearly 250 mile on this set up with no problems (my chain runs a little close to my tire, but is does not touch). So my question is this: should I just leave well enough alone, or should I fix this mistake.

    If this poses a potential problem the I want to fix it. However, if it's not a potential problem in the making, I would just rather leave it alone since it seems to be working well.

    Your input is appreciated!


  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    metal on metal will wear your spokes...
    eventually causing failure
    the rubber will absorb the flex if on both sides of the spokes
    (sprocket never touches a spoke)
  3. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Agreed....and I know just what a pain mounting the sprocket is.
  4. Jason74

    Jason74 New Member


    That's why you were supposed to say that it is fine just the way it is.

    Oh well! What's one more thing on my "to do" list?

  5. mines mounted with one rubber on the inside and is working fine. i cant reccomend anyone else do this,but im not going to change it.
  6. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Anything u can do to reduce the risk of failure has got to be in YOUR best interests.Change it & if u have clearance problems(that can't be resolved) change it'll feel better. ;)
  7. Jason74

    Jason74 New Member

    Thanks for the input.

    I went a head a fixed it. Things went a little quicker then it did the first time I installed it.

    Thanks again,