how to tighten chain on magnum 425 - Page 2 - ATVConnection.com ATV Enthusiast Community



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 03-28-2007, 09:56 PM
Trailblazer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 26
Default how to tighten chain on magnum 425

yes that all makes sense but when i say its loose i mean its loose enough to come off the sprocket. maybe i just need a new chain.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-28-2007, 10:43 PM
Pro Rider
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,635
Default how to tighten chain on magnum 425

Have you gotten the carrier to move yet?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-28-2007, 10:47 PM
Trailblazer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 26
Default how to tighten chain on magnum 425

im dumb , whats the carrier ? if its what im thinking then no i dont think it has moved.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-28-2007, 11:03 PM
Pro Rider
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,635
Default how to tighten chain on magnum 425

The carrier is what you are hitting with the hammer and punch. You should have at this point loosened the two bolts that hold your trailer hitch on also.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-28-2007, 11:19 PM
Trailblazer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 26
Default how to tighten chain on magnum 425

ok yes the 2 bolts are loosened but im hitting nothing with a hammer , from my understanding im supposed to insert a pin punch and then roll forward.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-28-2007, 11:41 PM
Pro Rider
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Montrose, MN
Posts: 407
Default how to tighten chain on magnum 425

That's correct, don't hit anything with a hammer.[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif[/img]

Like I stated earlier, keep trying, once you get those eccentric bolts loosened and the punch inserted you may need to give it a sharp/hard push to get the "hub" to spin inside the "eccentric clamp". That was my problem when I tried the first few times, I wasn't breaking the "hub" loose from the clamps around it. You'll notice when the hub spins, it's like a lightbulb going off[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif[/img]...ahh now the chain is tighter. It was bear for me as well, insert the punch and rock the bike back and forth pretty hard, it'll break loose. There's quite a bit of play to adjust the chain so I don't think you need a new chain, just have to get the hub to break loose from the eccentric "clamp". Then it should go.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-29-2007, 03:32 PM
Trailblazer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 26
Default how to tighten chain on magnum 425

well i know you said dont use a hammer but my motto has always been if all else fails then use a hammer... or a "BFH" as some would call it. anyways the hub would never break loose and turn so i did get out the hammer and i think i got the chain tight now. i know its at least tighter than it was. thanks to all for the help. im sure i'll have another question in the future lol!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
94 Sportsman 400 4x4 loud noise sparks trying to start mrtidy Polaris ATVs - Ask an Expert! 9 02-03-2016 06:00 PM
Fan wont shut off Gwolf228 Polaris 1 09-28-2015 05:42 PM
only get one spark after i press starter. PLEASE HELP!!!! kbazzy General Chat 2 09-26-2015 12:26 PM
Hi, i'm Shane Shane Borema Introduce Yourself 0 09-17-2015 07:55 PM
Weekly Used ATV Deal: Polaris Magnum 425 4x4 ATVC Correspondent Classifieds, Garage Sale & Swap Shop 1 09-09-2015 07:57 AM


Tags
425 , 98 , adjust , adjustment , atv , chain , chains , magnum , polairs , polaris , procedure , tight , tighten , tightening , tighting , xplorer


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 PM.