What size chain is best for a go-kart?

Knowing Which Go-Kart Chain is Correct

Chain Size Pitch Roller Width
520H 5/8″ 1/4″
520-2 5/8″ 1/4″
525 5/8″ 5/16″
530 5/8″ 3/8″

What’s the difference between 40 41 and 420 chain?

#420 will have more strength than the #41 chain because the side plates will be taller. #40 will be the beefiest chain in this class. This will help with thicker sprockets since there is more room between the side plates. #41 will look just like the #420 chain, but will stand shorter.

How do you calculate chain pitch?

To measure the chain size, if you have just the sprocket, use calipers to measure between the teeth. Measure from center to center of where the chain roller would set between the teeth that will give you the pitch. Once you know the pitch you can determine what chain size you would need.

What pitch is 35 chain?

0.375″
With a pitch of only 0.375″, #35 chains are versatile enough to fit within a large variety of applications.

Is #40 chain bigger than #35?

Another key point to note is that sprockets for the #35 chain are usually smaller than 40,41 and 420 sprockets. So you can use an axle sprocket with more teeth without having clearance issues. You’ll also find that the clutches that use the #35 chains have 12 or 14 teeth in comparison to 10 teeth on 420 chain clutches.

Can 420 chains work on 41 sprockets?

40, 41, and 420 chains all have the same pitch (1/2″) and use the same sprocket, even though the roller width is not identical. The difference is minute and won’t cause any failure.

How strong is #35 chain?

ANSI 35 Chain Solutions

Part No. 35R
Overall Width (G) 0.303
Unit of Measure (Inches or Millimeters) in
Average Tensile Strength (Lbs.) 2,469
Average Weight Per Foot (Lbs./Ft.) 0.215

What is the pitch of 80 chain?

1-inch pitch
80 roller chain is defined as a 1-inch pitch chain as signified by the first number “8” in the chain part number. Pitch value is determined by dividing the first number of chain part number by 8 (8/8=1” Pitch). PEER roller chains conform with ANSI/ASME standards for all standard roller chain sizes from 25 to 240.

How big is a #35 chain?

ANSI 35 Chain Solutions

Part No. 35R
Industry No. 35
Pitch (P) 0.375
Pin Diameter (D) 0.142
Roller Width (W) 0.188

What is the difference between Number 40 and Number 41 chain?

The differences between 41 roller chain and 40 roller chain are the roller width and diameter, plate height and thickness, overall width, and tensile strength.

What is the pitch of 60 chain?

3/4″
60-1 Roller chain made to ANSI b 29.1 is 3/4″ or 19.05 mm pitch and is available in single strand 60-1 duplex 60-2 and triplex 60-3.

How wide is an 80 gauge chain?

Common applications for 80 roller chain include:

Chain Size Pitch (P) Overall Width (A)
Chain Size #80-4 Pitch (P) 1.000″ Overall Width (A) 4.776″
Chain Size #100-4 Pitch (P) 1.250″ Overall Width (A) 5.806″
Chain Size #120-4 Pitch (P) 1.500″ Overall Width (A) 7.336″
Chain Size #140-4 Pitch (P) 1.750″ Overall Width (A) 7.894″

What pitch does a #40 chain have?

40-1 Roller chain made to ANSI b 29.1 is 1/2″ or 12.7 mm pitch. It is available in single strand 40-1 duplex 40-2 and triplex 40-3.

What pitch is 80 chain?

What pitch is 80 roller chain?

1″
80-1 Roller chain made to ANSI b 29.1 is 1″ or 25.40 mm pitch. It is available in single strand 80-1 duplex 80-2 and triplex 80-3. It is possible to have the chain up to 6 strands wide.

What is the pitch of a go-kart chain?

The pitch of a go-kart chain is the distance between the links. Understanding this value is important to know if a particular chain is compatible with your go-kart sprockets. The pitch is calculated by taking the midpoint of two adjacent pins and measuring the distance between them.

What does chain size mean on a go kart?

The chain size is a number sequence that makes reference to particular dimensions of a go-kart chain. Let me give you an example so that you’re able to understand this better. Go kart chain sizes technically always go by an 8 th of an inch. So smaller measurements like 1/2-inches will be converted to 4/8-inches to get the naming convention right.

What is a roller chain on a go-kart?

This is done through the front and rear sprocket, which are connected by a go-kart chain (also known as a roller chain). When it comes to determining the chain size for your go-kart it’s important to understand the basics. You should familiarize yourself first, before attempting to buy, adjust or modify a roller chain.

What is the roller width on a go kart?

The roller width is the actual width of the go kart chain (also referred to a roller chain). To measure this width you simply measure the distance between the two inner plates, not the outer plates. For example, the 520 chain has a roller width of 1/4-inches. This means that both inner plates are 1/4″ apart from each other.