I've gone both ways with it. Played with the tension for awhile to no avail. when i eyeball the chain from the back tire it seems to pull to the right ever so slightly towards the front sprocket. Like the sprocket got sucked in to far or something?did you set the chain at the right tension? It could be too tight
Its a rivet style master. I did press it pretty tight, but i kept the protective spacers in it. Tomorrow im gonna bust out the impact and flip the front sprocket around. I'm hoping it is on backwards.....i'm assuming you cut the chain and pressed the master link on? is it a clip or fivet style master" if it's a rivet style then i have seen guys in the past who've pressed the master too hard when flaring out the ends of the link posts and it ends up making the master tight on the 2 connecting links on the chain it's joined too which in turn will cause it to bind or almost want to "jump" off-over the front sprocket. if everything seems fine i would take the rear rim back off, check the front sprocket and chain good then re-install. like both members above stated, the chain should spin freely when you turn the wheel and you don't want the chain too tight, i have seen and heard horror stories of slung chains doing all kinds of shit to the bike,locking up in the front sprocket or even worse the rear wheel, wrapping around the rider and-or passengers legs,and even flying into a bike behind a buddy of mine once at very high speed.....nothing good came from that one. best of luck and it's probably something simple. make sure you count the marker lines on the swingarm and that they match up on each side when adjusting the chain AND 99.9% of the time the chain will still tighten a bit more once you torque down the axle nut.i always adjust my chain with the axle nut pretty snug just for this very reason.
Yeah, its an EK. I took the sprocket out yesterday. It was in correctly. Havent tried to toss it in backwards yet to see if that helps. I've got a wrecked 10r that had a 520 conversion, like my new set up, so i robbed the front sprocket off of that one and was having the same issue. Starting to think that its gonna be a master link issue, although the chain does seems to be pulling to the right just a bit up front. I'm gonna have to take a closer look at that this afternoon.....What brand of new chain? EK by any chance?
Sending Rep. I should have checked out that video before i riveted my master. If i ever get my front rim from the painter i'm gonna have to run the bike to the shop, just for peace of mind.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtube_gdata_player&v=1GZPkqaHhbs
Listen to what dude says about press tolerances for your rivets. Good info here for sure. Hope you get it worked out.. Let us know man..