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72 honda cb100 my chain broke and the new one is tight and wont quite hook up how do I adjust the back tire so it'll link up do i have to take the luge holding the wheel on or or just the adjuster screws

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Loosen the axle lug nut, then back off the adjuster screw to allow the entire wheel and rim to move toward the front of the bike. The chain will now be loose. At this time, pull back on the wheel until you see the cahin start to tighten. Then move the adjuster screw inward. This will allow the wheel to move further back and tighten the chain. You should also have small lines for reference etched into the frame over the adjuster flanges. After you have about 3/4 in defection of tightness, adjust the adjuster screws so that both sides are on the same mark for alignment, the re-tighten the axle nut and your done. Don't forget to lubricate the chain with chain oil during the breakin period.

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We bought snow chains for our john deere and cannot make them stay on. Cann you tell me where to find a diagram on putting them on? A video even, as long as I can see how to do it. We are getting another...


Question: How do I install tire chains?
Affected Equipment: All Lawn and Garden Equipment Answer: Getting started:
Safety is always a #1 priority, please follow the steps listed below:
o Work on a level surface
o Ensure your equipment is secure, use blocks if needed
o If possible, install your tire chains in a warm place
  • Removing the tires or wheel assemblies is optional. It can increase the chance of losing parts (such as axle keys and e-clips), but may make it easier to install the chains properly. You can also lift the rear of the tractor to make installation easier.
  • Chains get tangled in the box. Remove the chains from the box and untangle the chains from each other and themselves
  • Lay the chains out on the floor. Take a moment to identify all the parts of the tire chain. Notice that they have a regular hook on one side and a lever fastener on the other side. The regular hook goes on the inside, closest to the transmission. The lever fastener goes on the outside.
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  • There is also a "right side up". The opening in the hooks for the cross links always faces away from the rubber tire.
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Steps to install:
1. Drape chain over the tire. Make sure the open side of the hooks for the cross links is away from the rubber tire. The regular hook should be on the inside. The lever fastener should be on the outside.
2. Try to center the chain on the tread of the tire as close as possible. Make sure the cross chains are straight across the face of the tire tread.
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3. Hook the regular hook on the inside to a link on the other side of the chain. Use the tightest link possible without moving the chain from its centered position on the tread.
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4. On the outside of the tire, hook the lever fastener through an open link on the free end of the rim chain. Make sure the extra links do not interfere with the lever.
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5. Next, fold the lever fastener back 180 degrees. If the lever won't fold back all the way, try one link longer. If the lever folds easily, try one link shorter.
6tire_chain_outside_hook_2.jpg 6. Hook the end through a link on the rim chain.
7tire_chain_outside_hook%203.jpg 8tire_chain_outside_hook_4.jpg 7. Check the chain tension. When the tension is correct, it will be difficult to fit a finger between the tire and any of the chain links. If the chains are not tight, release the lever fastener and move the regular hook on the inside one link shorter, then use install the lever fastener in a position one link shorter. If it is difficult to reach the shorter links, check for cross links that may be caught in the tire treads. Reposition the cross links so they are all as parallel to each other as possible, then try to hook the next shortest links. It may take several tries to get the correct tension on the chains.
8. Reinstall wheel and tire assemblies or let the tractor down, if necessary.
9. Test drive chains by driving the tractor about 40 feet. Recheck chain tension. Tighten if loose. The chains must be snug against the tires. If left too loose, they will fall off during operation.
10. Use wire or a nylon zip tie to secure any excess rim links. This will prevent damage to the tractor fender or transmission case.


Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Do I really need chains?
A: Probably. Most tractors with turf tires do not have enough traction to operate in slippery conditions. The only exception is Heavy Duty All Tires (HDAP) used on some larger Lawn & Garden tractors which perform well without tire chains on slick surfaces. Tire chains and additional ballast (either wheel weights or frame weights, depending on the model) are necessary for snow removal attachments.
Q: Can I deflate the tires to make chain installation easier?
A: Yes, but it is normally not necessary. Deflating the tires adds another step to the process and only helps marginally. Also, it is easy to accidentally break the seal on the bead of the tire when the tires are deflated, making re-inflation without special equipment difficult.
Q: What is the white powder that's all over my new chains?
A: Some chains are coated with a rust preventative talc to absorb moisture during storage and shipping.
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A: The chains were probably not tight enough. If they went on easily, they weren't really tight. It should take some effort to fasten the lever fastener to the rim chain link. When installed correctly, it will be difficult to slip a finger between the tire and any of the chain links.
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A: Yes. Asphalt seal coat is a thin coating on the surface of the pavement. Metal tire chains will wear this surface off much faster than rubber tires. If you need more information on compatibility of tire chains and your driveway surface, contact your pavement installer.
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A: No. If you are having any trouble climbing a hill with out tire chains, then the hill is too steep to safely operate your tractor.
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A: No, the chains are plated so they will resist rust. However, the plating will scratch off from contact with the pavement. Chains are also frequently exposed to water or salt. These conditions will cause light surface rust. This is normal and it will take many years for the rust to weaken the chains.
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