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True or False | Truth (and lies!) about kart chains – part 1 of 2

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19 January 2022
IF A CHAIN IS USED, IT IS LESS "TIED", SO IT GIVES LESS FRICTION AND POWER DISPERSION
Head of the Technical Department at Regina Catene Calibrate S.p.A.
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A used chain can give the feeling of being less “tied” because the play is increased and the O-rings are no longer sealing or less tight. However, the conditions of the chain progressively degrade with use and, especially without proper periodic lubrication, the increase in friction from rubbing between contact surfaces generates greater heat and power dissipation, in percentages that can reach up to 10-15 % more than a new chain.

INCORRECT!

A used chain can give the feeling of being less “tied” because the play is increased and the O-rings are no longer sealing or less tight. However, the conditions of the chain progressively degrade with use and, especially without proper periodic lubrication, the increase in friction from rubbing between contact surfaces generates greater heat and power dissipation, in percentages that can reach up to 10-15 % more than a new chain.