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Old 04-24-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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Chain issues

I Just tightened my chain Friday, (my chain is only a few months old) my chain is already resting on swing arm again why is it stretching so much so fast. I do ride a lot 800+ miles a week. Any idea??
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:04 AM   #2
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If your swingarm has a plastic guide on top of it, that chain is supposed to rest on it. Measure the slack in the middle of the chain on the bottom. Do you know what the specs are for slack on your bike?
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are you popping the clutch to wheelie it??
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Did you buy a quality chain our cheap out on it? Did you change the sprockets at the same time you did the chain?
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Chain life is about miles not time. Per above your "new" chain has 11,000 miles on it so not surprising to have to adjust a quality chain at that point in its life.

Quality being DID, RK, Regina, etc. If you bought a cheap Ebay no name brand then entirely different story. Those will cost you more in the long run as eat up the sprockets and die a short death.

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No wheelies (take that back no clutch up wheelies) and no I don't know the specs on my chain
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I'll have to look at the brand I had a shop do the chain and rear sprocket at the samettime
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No wheelies (take that back no clutch up wheelies) and no I don't know the specs on my chain
That's a shame, a shame.

Try 30mm of slack
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Kawasaki recommends an optimum chain slack range between 1.38 inches and 1.57 inches

or about 30mm as Bevo said
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Kawasaki recommends an optimum chain slack range between 1.38 inches and 1.57 inches

or about 30mm as Bevo said
30mm is slightly less than 1.25 inches, but I'd go with Kawasaki
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Another thing I would check is for tight spots... check the tightness in one area roll the wheel or bike like a foot and check again.
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