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How to stop chain coming off ? I ve just replaced a tyre on the rear wheel of a childs bike ; however after replacing the wheel the chain keeps slipping off.

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Make sure the wheel is secured straight with the frame. Or look at the chainring and make sure it isn't bent.

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I cannot get my chain to stop coming off. How do I keep the chain from slipping off?


Loosen the nut that holds the back wheel and pull it back until the chain is tight and then retighten the nut. If when the chain is tight, the wheel is not on the rear frame, you need to take a link out of the chain.

Jun 25, 2014 | Mongoose 20" Mode 90 Boys Freestyle Bike

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Tyres: Regularly check tyre condition and air pressure. Ensure tyre pressures are maintained at manufacturer recommended levels. Check your tyres for cuts and scrapes on your tires, which could cause a blowout. Also check the tyre treads once a week and have the wheels balanced and the alignment checked if the wear is uneven. Engine Oil: Engine oil plays an important role in ensuring smooth operation and maintenance of the bike and maintaining a correct engine oil level is important. Check engine oil level regularly. Check for oil leakage. The oil thickens due to carbon deposits creating drag in the movement of engine internals. Running the bike on dirty oil will not only increase fuel consumption but also reduce the life of the engine. Air Filter: Keep the air filter clean as dusty conditions in India tend to clog up the filter in no time. Change the air filter at recommended intervals and increase the cleaning frequency in particularly dusty climes. Clutch: Should be properly adjusted and have the right amount of free play. An over tightened clutch will cause it to slip unnoticeably and increase the fuel consumption while also burning it out quickly. Engine: Regular servicing and tune-ups will keep the engine running like clockwork and reduce your petrol bills. Pay special attention to cleaning the carburetor and maintaining valve clearances. Keep carburetor clean. Every 1500 km, clean out the carburetor float chamber and other parts. Don't neglect the spark plug, ensure it is clean, the gap is set correctly or replace it if past its prime as it's the most crucial link in proper combustion. Clean spark plug regularly, preferably every 750 km for two-stroke bike and every 1,500 km for four-stroke bike. Most modern bikes require the choke to be used on cold starts as they run lean to meet emission norms as well as fuel efficiency requirements. Transmission System: A bike's chain needs regular lubrication, cleaning and adjustment. Wash the chain with paraffin, a soft brush and a piece of cloth and remove the dirt accumulated in the chain. Don't use water as it might rust the chain links. After the dirt is cleaned with the brush and paraffin wipe the chain with a clean dry cloth. Lubricate the chain links and the chain with used engine oil. Check if your bike's chain has a free play of 2-4 mm in general by moving the chain up and down in a vertical direction with your fingers. Your bike's chain must have the correct tension and free play of the rear wheel. If the tension is more the chain wont power the rear wheel smoothly during motion. If in case the chain is loose, the power delivery from the engine to the rear wheel won't be optimal and there will be loss of power due to slippage. Take the bike to your mechanic or service center and get it adjusted to the manufacturer's specifications. Never over rev your RPM going at high-speeds continuously, as it may damage your bike's engine. Never shift your bike from fifth gear to first gear instantaneously because it damages the piston rings. Cleaning: Clean the two-wheeler body surface regularly to maintain the surface finish. Before cleaning the motorcycle, ensure that the ignition switch unit, H.T. Coil and silencer are covered using plastic sheets. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, try parking your bike near some shade because it becomes dull if exposed to frequent sunlight. Battery: The motorcycle battery needs periodical maintenance to ensure a long and trouble free life. Top up with distilled water whenever required. Check for any leakage from battery. It should be clean and free from any leakages. In case of non-use of motorcycle, battery should be kept fully charged. Brakes: Keep both brakes properly spaced. Keeping them too tight (too urgent), or too loose (too late) is dangerous. Brakes should be tightened as per the rider's personal style and requirement. Get your bike's brake pads replaced (front) if screeching sound persists, as sometimes it happens due to lack of oil also. Change your bike's fork oil once in every 12000 kilometers. Check sprockets and replace them if necessary (wear out limit 40000 kilometers). Try and maintain a speed of 40 to 60 kilometers. Always ensure that the tax is paid and Insurance cover (Insurance policy) is within validity period. Keep Tax Receipt and Insurance policy at home and keep Photo copy with bike.
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My 1972 cl 100 while riding locks up back tire and then skids to a stop and shuts off what is the problem


If you are in gear when your rear tire locks up, that will also stall out your engine. Conversely, if your engine seized up while you were in gear, that would lock up your rear wheel from the other direction. However, as it sounds like you can restart your engine, that's probably not the case. One way to check is that if your wheel starts to lock up, immediately pull in the clutch. Your engine should keep running, even as your rear wheel is skidding along.

If the problem is in your rear wheel, there aren't a whole lot of things to check. This bike uses a rear drum brake, so check to see that's not binding in any way. I suspect that it won't be. A stronger possibility is that your rear bearings are worn out or insufficiently lubed. If they get hot enough and expand enough, they'll seize up your rear wheel. Pulling the rear wheel and cleaning / lubing the bearings would eliminate this possibility. If the bearings are dark colored and/or have flat spots, that's a sure sign that they've been abused and need to be replaced. A third possibility that comes to mind is that your chain and rear sprocket might be excessively worn. An old chain, with one or more rusty links, could kink up and jam. I once bought a bike with a nasty old chain and it did this on occasion. It would work fine for a while, but then kink up. Replacing the chain (and the sprockets, because they, too, were very worn) solved the problem for that bike.

May 16, 2011 | 1973 Honda CB 100

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Correct procedure to remove rear tire from 2007 suzuki intruder vl1500.


Do you mean tyre or wheel.? Tyre removal requires the use of a tyre bead breaker and levers and rim protectors, once the tyrehas been broken away from the wheel all around on both sides , start tyre removal with the valve at about 1oclock insert a rim protector followed by a tyre lever and rest it against the rim protector and under the first bead of the tyre, then push the tyre into the middle of the wheel rim at about 6oclock on the rim, and keep it down while yuo push down the tyre lever against the rim pulling the tyre over the rim at the valve end, you will then need to insert another lever close to the ready inserted one to continue pulling the tyre over the rim all the way around untill removed completely, wheel removal on this bike is easy, securing the bike is not, because of the rear fender design you will have to lift the bike high enough to remove the wheel from the rear of the bike once it has been removed from the bike, Remove the securing nut from the r,hand side its a little fiddely unless you remove the exhaust silencers which is probably the best bet, remove the rear caliper and carrier from the bike, pull the wheel spindle from the left side out, it may need a slight. Knock to start from the r,hand side, then the caliper. Carrier can be removed , note order of spacers, and place in a safe place for replacment, from the right grab the wheel with both hands and pull gently untill it is removed from the diff, carefully remove from the frame takeing care not to mark the wheel or other paintwork, and not to dismount the vehicle fro its stand,

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Whenever I ride my 26"


The most likely cause of this problem is that the back wheel is not in straight. If you loosen the 2 nuts that hold the wheel in you'll be able to align it with the chain. When you stand behind the bike the wheel and chain should be parallell.

You should also keep the chain oiled as it helps to stop it hopping across the gears.

Apr 17, 2011 | Huffy 26 in. Cranbrook Cruiser Bike

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Chain noise chain keeps getting tight


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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Mar 30, 2011 | 1981 kawasaki Csr 1000

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How do you align the wheels on a ktm 660 smc


Place the bikes rear on a paddock stand or have someone hold it upright for you.
Place two lengths of straight edged angle iron or wood, at least a foot longer that the wheel base of the bike on the ground, one either side of the rear tyre. The front wheel must be central. After adjusting the chain tension push the straight edges up against the rear tyre and pull/push the otherside of the axle until the front wheel is in line with the central place between the straight edges.

Jan 16, 2011 | 2004 KTM 660 SMC

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