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Old 05-24-2017, 07:14 PM
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Just snapped the main link and at least one link of the chain. Chain is Chinese from Tractor Supply.
What is a strong #41 chain for my 3-wheeler? Didn't think the Predator Hemi had this much torque.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:57 PM
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From what I understand, this is about the best chain money can buy. Hope you have some!
http://www.usarollerchain.com/search...&Submit=Submit
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:15 PM
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I have not had problems with tractor supply chain on a predator motor with a marine cam , increased compression, and torque converter on a kart .#35 and 40 TS chain has served my fleet well. Id look into alignment, sprocket wear, regular oil ,wheel bearings , tension, ect .
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I'll second that!
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https://www.thebigbearingstore.com/41-roller-chain/ This company makes good chain, but I'm with Karl, something is wrong somewhere. Chain tension and severe sprocket wear can throw or break chain.
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O ring chain is understood to be the longevity champion because the O rings keep the lubrication where it's supposed to be.

Is everyone using O ring chain? Surely not.
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I've found even a doggie chain will bind them to the bed nicely...

Awwww...CRAP.. .wrong forum....nevermind...
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Everything is in alignment, have an idler for take up, lube chain every other day because of the dirt and silt.
I was in the middle of a left hard turn, putting more weight on the drive wheel, and cranked the throttle on and it snapped at the master link.
The whole chain and sprockets have less than 20 miles on them, not worn.
I think it was sudden power applied when the master link was in the right position, and maybe the chain or the link had a slight defect.
I am just going to purchase stronger chain that will take more abuse.
I ride my toys pretty hard to find weak points.
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:44 AM
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What is the kart/buggy/machine??? Pics...
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Pictures of the 3-wheeler are on the Atomic Zombie thread.
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Sorry leo, I figured you had an ATC type of 3 wheeler. I have no experience with a bike like your Atomic Zombie, that's a whole different type of vehicle.
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I went and looked at your pics.

I see your problem. Your looooonnnnng jackshaft.
Your support bearings are at the ends, The force of the engine and those large tires are making that js look like a jump rope. That causes chain misalignment for sure and I bet the chain jumped on top a tooth and that's what busted your link.

Try to make a brace across and add a few more bearings close to the insides of the sprockets.

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Sooo..here is the question that begs to be answered....

Soooo...what is the answer?

THERE IS NONE!

Here's why: first off: "generally speaking " some chains are better for certain applications.

I say BS!!!! I really believe a #35 chain can hold up to anything thrown at it.

Just my two cents...
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Wrong!


The answer is blowing in the wind.
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Not really..

Here's the skinny:

ANYTHING CAN BE BROKEN!!!!

The more inept the proprietor, the more likely the item is to fail. Is this the case here ? WHO KNOWS? WHO CARES?

Point being: most ALL CHAINS ARE PRETTY DAMMMMN STRONG... if you are busting them ( it's prolly not with HP, or you wouldn't be asking) or you're doing something stupid.
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Just my two cents...
There goes your life savings!
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There goes your life savings!
Talk about jealousy!!! It's double yourn!!!

Y'all think I'm kidding. ...There was a rapper concert in his town, and fifty cent was swarmed by folks asking for loans!
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Wrong!


The answer is blowing in the wind.
Sheesh! Goes to show what you know!

The answer is 42.
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42 is a domino game. Geeze
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Joe lives out in the boonies away from folk. (Really!)

So one day, a guy comes up and says he's a neighbor. He invites him over for some drinking and wild sex at a party he's throwing. Joe asks: " What should I wear?"

Neighbor says: " Doesn't matter, It'll just be you and me."
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