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Old 05-17-2020, 10:13 AM
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I was wondering if I need bolt spacers and how important they really are. I have a predator 212cc running a 4.10-3.50-5 tire and the bolts keep bending after a couple of rides. I've shopped from a few different store and all the bolts keep bending way out of shape. The bolts bend so much they make the sprocket come unaligned and my chain pops off while riding. Will bolt spacers fix this problem?

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Old 05-17-2020, 10:17 AM
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Can you post some pics of what your talking about in regards to these spacers and the use???
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Old 05-17-2020, 05:05 PM
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This is the best picture I can get at the moment of the one I currently have on another go kart. I don't actually know the name of this part and I'm hoping someone else does. The part I'm pointing too is the blueish dirty weird shaped thing beside the sprocket.
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Old 05-17-2020, 05:26 PM
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If it were mine:
Move the engine over 1/2 inch towards wheel.
Get rid of that jury rigged 2 nuts/used as a spacer at the sprocket mount
But first buy some new tires.

But what do I know Im a three wheeler guy.

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If it were mine:
Move the engine over 1/2 inch towards wheel.
Get rid of that jury rigged 2 nuts/used as a spacer at the sprocket mount
But first buy some new tires.

But what do I know Im a three wheeler guy.

Shep
Lol I plan too buy a new tire, but do you know the name of that blue part? I'm looking to buy another one.
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Remove those nuts add about 2 washers in replacement it will fix your issue i have one on my mini bike they are manco wheel spacers
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Remove those nuts add about 2 washers in replacement it will fix your issue i have one on my mini bike they are manco wheel spacers
Thank you so much, I've been searching for the name for days. In another life I will repay you wholesomely.
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Those wheel spacers are probably going to be a rare find as I recall... its made out of aluminum and not they are not produced anymore...
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I may have one extra laying around, if I happen to find it I'll let you know just in case you cant find one online.
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I may have one extra laying around, if I happen to find it I'll let you know just in case you cant find one online.
Okay I would appreciate it, by any chance do you know an alternative to the manco spacers? My bolts keep buckling in on themselves.
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Remove those nuts add about 2 washers in replacement it will fix your issue i have one on my mini bike they are manco wheel spacers
It's been covered or am I missing something here?
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