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Old 03-09-2014, 01:46 AM   #1
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Can anyone give me an idea on how to tighten the chain I just replaced my rear tire but there's more slack on the chain?
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:31 AM   #2
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The chain adjusters on the side of the swing arm. Loosen them to tighten the chain. Tighten the adjuster to loosem chain
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Watch "How To Adjust Your Motorcycle Chain" on YouTube
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You gotta loosen the axle nut a little so the wheel can move back a bit
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:38 PM   #5
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Throw the rear on to a stand.
Loosen axle nut.
Tighten the rear chain adjusters until proper slack is achieved.
Torque axle nut.
Make sure axle does not shift back while you torque the axle nut. This will cause the chain to tighten.

Should apply to most bikes. Just make sure your chain is lubed and stretch free. Your chain should not have any kinks or rust. Spin the rear wheel and if you see the chain loosen and tighten than you have a stretched chain. If you see red dust that looks like rust, then that link is bad since the internal lube has dried up.
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