7:06 PM 4/27/2021
Motorcycle chain used to transfer the power from gear box to the rear wheel. Large Cruise motorcycle used to have shaft drive while scooters have belt drives. 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. 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.
If the chain is too slackened, and when you ride in to a pot holes while going 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 move. 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. So always keep the motorcycle's chain slackness at allowable level. There are three kinds of chains available in the market for the motorcycles..
Stuck on the road with the chain thrown away from the sprocket wheel?
Nearly all of the BMW motorbikes and most of the American and Japanese touring, sport touring motorcycles and cruisers, use to have shaft drive for smooth power transfer.
Belt drive is good as it won't make much noise like chain drive.
It won't throw grease or oil like chain around the body.
But it needs new belts and pulley change after heavy usage.
Now most of the Scooters are provided with CVT drive belts. Gone are the normal drive belts and the v-belts.
Chain Link Video.
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