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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 02:38 PM
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Trying to Understand the prob....

O.K., so I have a problem, but keep in mind I'm shopping for a Warrior in the Spring so I'm getting rid of the 230 Suzuki QuadSport shortly....
Anyway, since I got my quad in Aug, the chain has always had a tendency to fall off, it even snapped my master link off a couple times.... So, I got a new chain and sprockets and put it on, and still had the same problem.. so then I started to drive with the chain tighter and this caused my chain rollers to get eaten and chewed... I cant win...
To continue... at the end of August I had to replace the casing behind the front sprocket on my engine... (Do I need to explain this part more or do you get what I;m talking about?), I think it cracked and then broke from my chain snapping and hitting it... so anyway, I continued to drive, though not much since school started, and my chain continued to fall off, and this morning I noticed that the casing part I replaced in August is cracked and broken as the same spot before... i feel so helpless b/c I cant tighten the chain anymore.... can anyone help?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 03:01 PM
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Re: Trying to Understand the prob....

Have you checked your swing arm bushings or axle bearings, sounds like you may have an alignment problem. If you do your chain will try to rub your engine case. Also make sure you have the right size chain on the right size sprocket.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 04:57 PM
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check the engine mounts. on honda xr80's if the engine mounts get loose it will throw then chain.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 05:47 PM
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Re: Trying to Understand the prob....

It sounds like your axle may be cocked. Check and make sure its even on both sides, had that problem on my dr 100 dirt bike and that's what it was.

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Re: Trying to Understand the prob....

If you tighten your chain too much you can and will cause some major problems. I had a street bike and the dip**** who replaced my rear tire tightened the chain. After riding for a while I lost all power to my rear tire. I would twist the throttle and no tire spinning. After looking at the bike I took off the sprocket cover and noticed the rear sprocket was destroyed. Since the chain was so tight, the inner spline on the sprocket was ground smooth and the tranny was spinning indside by itself.

Ever since then I always recheck work done by a shop. I might not be the fastest mechanic or know the most, but when I do something to my rides they are done correctly.

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2003, 11:45 AM
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Re: Trying to Understand the prob....

Luckily I have smart friends and I didnt have it too tight for too long. My back sprocket is still in good shape. When I go home tonite I am doing a thourogh check on bearings, bushings, and axle.

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