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Old 03-28-2007, 08:56 PM
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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.
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:43 PM
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Have you gotten the carrier to move yet?
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:47 PM
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im dumb , whats the carrier ? if its what im thinking then no i dont think it has moved.
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:03 PM
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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.
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:19 PM
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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.
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:41 PM
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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.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:32 PM
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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!!
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