Motorcycle Chain

If the chain is too slackened, and when you ride in to a pot holes at good speed, the chain can be thrown in between the wheel and the sprocket. Due to this your motorcycle will make a sudden stop as it can't run, and you as the unsuspecting rider will be thrown away from the motorcycle. Some time you may have to end of in the hospital with injuries.

When you send your motorcycle for service, you can ask the mechanic to adjust the chain slackness. Adjusting the chin link is performed, then it is necessary to adjust the rear brake settings too. Larger motorcycles and Trail or motocross bike need special chain links to get the perfect power.
There are three kinds of chains available in the market.

  • Standard Roller Chains
  • O- Ring Chains
  • X- Ring Chains

    O-Ring/ X Ring Chains are self lubricating ones and theyr require less maintenance. They have rubber O/X rings are placed in the chain and they should be cleaned with only recommended Chain Cleaner.
motorcycle Chain
  • Most of the bikes have the mark on the cover where the chain should be parallel to the mark.
  • When adjusting the chain care must be given to keep the rear wheel on the center of the rear spoke and not to be one sided.
  • Also the rear drum brake should be adjusted according to its new distance after adjusting the chain.
  • Then the mechanic can put suitable oil to lubricate the chain links.
  • The slackness should be set according to the manufacturer instructions and marks.
  • We advise you to set the chain slackness at good level as recommended by the manufacturer.

Stuck on the road with the chain thrown away from the sprocket?

  • Put the motorbike in neutral (gear position)
  • Stop it on the center stand.
  • If have chain cover remove the top part.
  • Slowly rotate the back tyre backwards.
  • Now the chain must slack a bit.
  • Important: Never use your hand to catch the chain.
  • Use a screw driver or piece of wire to lift the chain and place it on the sprocket wheel.
  • Once it is in place slowly ride to the nearest motorcycle mechanic and tighten the chain's slackness.
motorcycle Chain

If there is too much crouching sound coming from the chain link means that the damper and sprocket set may have been damaged. You need to replace them quickly.


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