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Old 07-23-2020, 06:00 AM
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Chain length

Iím running a 530 chain on my trike build. The issue Iím having is Itís too long to tighten with the adjustment but too short to take out links. What are my options?
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Iím running a 530 chain on my trike build. The issue Iím having is Itís too long to tighten with the adjustment but too short to take out links. What are my options?
In my 1t reincarnation of my 530 open chain drive I used a tensioner exactly for that reason: couldn,t get rid of a half link

There,s a bunch of options for the tensioners. , just google.
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Later I found a solution of getting rid of it- the sprocket was too noisy. The roller would be probably quieter, but It was too too busy in that area= without it I got the whole thing Ďcleaner.í

It took a lot of modification though moving trans closer to the engine and cutting 1 link of a chin.
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Old 07-23-2020, 05:10 PM
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What is the roller made out of Stein? It's hard to see . I was wondering if it's hard on the chain..
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Old 07-23-2020, 05:43 PM
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I see, I am looking at the sprocket.
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This is for my final drive chain. I know they make half links but I don’t think they’re very strong. How much slack do you think I need to remove a link. The last thing I want to do is cut the chain too short. This is on a rigid set up.
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Looking at some of the half links, it looks like you would be fine. Don't know why they would be weak. It looks like your only option, and a simple one..Apply just enough pressure so that you don't bend the link.
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I see, I am looking at the sprocket.
This is the type I got
https://www.dimecitycycles.com/monst...tensioner.html
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Hey guys. Think I have enough slack to remove a link?

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You can,t judge it by that .

What I did was disconnect the chain, move the adjustment to the closest position, and wrap the chain , placing one end on the rear sprocket and another overlapping over it reasonably tight. I use a wire to connect the chain links in the place where it will potentially be cut. See how much slack I have with this. Now spread sprockets apart and see if the chain gets appropriately tight and still and gives you room for more adjustment for future stretch. Now you can judge if you are good to cut.
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I already had moved it as far back as it would go but it still had too much slack so I pushed it all the way forward and this is what I have. How much Is lost when taking out a link?
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Old 07-28-2020, 09:13 AM
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I already had moved it as far back as it would go but it still had too much slack so I pushed it all the way forward and this is what I have. How much Is lost when taking out a link?
Can,t tell, but If you do as I said, you will see what happens if you pretend to remove the link.
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I’m going to give that a shot. I’ve got to remove the master link since the chains already on
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Iím going to give that a shot. Iíve got to remove the master link since the chains already on
Yes you do. This is the safest way to mock up and see what,s what.
As we say in Russian, measure 7 times and cut once.
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So I pulled the master link off. Everything was pulled forward and I donít have enough to cut another link. Last time I moved it back I seemed to have too much slack. How much slack is too much. May have to use a tensioner.
Just an FYI. This is not a bike. Itís a trike with a dna rear so its a pain in the ass.
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