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Drove it in the back yard which is pretty steep and wooded, feels like a torque monster , Iím afraid it will be slow.. all was well until the axle chain shot off itís master link somehow.. more parts yay
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Drove it in the back yard which is pretty steep and wooded, feels like a torque monster , I’m afraid it will be slow..
My kart is a "torque monster" but, it still does 30+mph...

That may be a result of perfect gearing, engine mods or a combination of the two...

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all was well until the axle chain shot off it’s master link somehow.. more parts yay
That's why I'm, not a fan of master links; if a chain is gonna break, it will; why give it a reason?

Having said that, are you absolutely positive it was installed correctly?
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Help! The chain started slipping on the sprocket, and yes it was very taut. I lost about 3 master links , and finally the drive chain snapped one of itíslinks open. The link came apart in like a Y shape. It is a type #41 should that happen ?? Should I go back to the huge type 50?
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#41 or just #4X?

#41 is the smallest & weakest of all the #4X series chains; #40 is around 50% stronger, not to mention 1/8" wider; if you have #41 chain on a #40 or #428 sprocket, the chain will be grabbing on the sprocket, causing the breakages...
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#41 or just #4X?

#41 is the smallest & weakest of all the #4X series chains; #40 is around 50% stronger, not to mention 1/8" wider; if you have #41 chain on a #40 or #428 sprocket, the chain will be grabbing on the sprocket, causing the breakages...
Sprocket and chain are supposed to both be #41 , i assumed it was stronger than the 40. Iím upgrading to the #50 sprocket and 530 chain. Yay more parts ..
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Sprocket and chain are supposed to both be #41 , i assumed it was stronger than the 40. Iím upgrading to the #50 sprocket and 530 chain. Yay more parts ..
The sprockets may be fine. Maybe try a 420 chain. That's the setup I'm going with.

41 chains are usually rated at 2,000lbs. 420 chains are almost double that at 3,700lbs. I got a heavy duty 420 that is supposed to be 4,000lbs.

It depends on your budget I suppose.
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That's why I'm, not a fan of master links; if a chain is gonna break, it will; why give it a reason?
This may be a dumb question. How do you cut a chain to fit and install it without a master link?
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I use this by performance tool...

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The sprockets may be fine. Maybe try a 420 chain. That's the setup I'm going with.

41 chains are usually rated at 2,000lbs. 420 chains are almost double that at 3,700lbs. I got a heavy duty 420 that is supposed to be 4,000lbs.

It depends on your budget I suppose.
Will 420 chain work with the #41 sprockets ? If so thatís worth a try
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Will 420 chain work with the #41 sprockets ? If so thatís worth a try
#420 chain works fine on #41 sprockets.

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I use this by performance tool...

Does that allow you reuse the pin and then re-rivet? Or do you use a new pin?
I've only used that type of tool for breaking the chain, then I've always used a master link. My tool is more basic than that one.
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How bout the 420 chain was twice as much as the 50 I had priced out.. oh well , ordered it. Got to be about $1100 deep in this project now
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How bout the 420 chain was twice as much as the 50 I had priced out.. oh well , ordered it. Got to be about $1100 deep in this project now
How much you pay? I think I normally order 10' with a few master links for ~$20 shipped.
It is at least two chains worth.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/420-1R-ROLL...4AAOxyFjNSQwaZ
$18

I have heard good things about O-Ring chain, but never used it.
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Bob- From what I have gathered you can reuse the previous pin. With that being said, depends on the chain itself, some have a peen on the rivets from the factory, some don't. The tool however can re-peen over an edge via the one punch tool it has.

Me personally... I use the master link to join... I have enough issues when I have to do a break down...
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Adding some underneath protection and added a tensioner to one chain, still want one for the other
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I bet the motor will be running really great, now you've flipped it on the end...
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Does that [chain breaker] allow you reuse the pin and then re-rivet? Or do you use a new pin?
Nothing is reused; you install a special master link with pins that can be staked.

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I have heard good things about O-Ring chain, but never used it.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/KAWASAKI-KX...JWY0F1&vxp=mtr
O-ring chain is pretty much standard equipment for offroad non-MX motorcycles. It lasts longer in very dirty conditions, but has a lot more drag and can't really be cleaned.
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