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If the chain keeps getting tight, it is in need of lubrication. Chances are it is time to replace it. I say this because if the chain breaks and locks up the rear wheel, suddenly you will be sliding down the road on your hands and knees while the bike slides a different direction. Your forward motion will likely be stopped by a Ford F250 coming from the opposite direction. Check the front and rear sprockets for wear. I will bet they both need to be replaced. Please rate my answer. Thanks!
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This is caused by a "stretched" chain, you will need to replace it and check the sprockets for excessive wear, if the sprocket teeth are sharp then the sprockets are also worn out, the primary on the engine wears out first.

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