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Old 04-11-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
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New bike new rider = dumb questions...help

Im a new rider and just bought my first bike yamaha Fz-07 I'm half way through the break in period I got about 300 miles on it. When I bought the bike from the dealer I was told that the chain would stretch during the break in period and it has. My question is should I tighten the chain now or wait for the other 300 miles then have them do the first service?

according to the dealer the chain should have a movement of about 2 inches in total vertical movement and currently it has more than that, the chain can touch the bottom of the swing arm and when I'm riding I can hear a slight rattle.

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Old 04-11-2015, 09:30 PM   #2
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Did you get a manual with the bike? That will list specific chain tension tolerance. Then measure from the point with the most slack. It does sound like it should be adjusted some though.
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The chain is fine! I'd work on that chicken strip...
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Did you check right after riding? The chain should be cold when you check the slack. Always refer to your owner's manual for the proper specs, every bike is different.
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dafaq is a chicken strip? manual says 2-2.2 inches, thanks for the responses ill have the dealer check it out Tuesday.
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Im a new rider and just bought my first bike yamaha Fz-07 I'm half way through the break in period I got about 300 miles on it. When I bought the bike from the dealer I was told that the chain would stretch during the break in period and it has. My question is should I tighten the chain now or wait for the other 300 miles then have them do the first service?

according to the dealer the chain should have a movement of about 2 inches in total vertical movement and currently it has more than that, the chain can touch the bottom of the swing arm and when I'm riding I can hear a slight rattle.

any help would be great
Thanks.
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Don't have the dealer look at it unless they do it for free which I highly doubt they will do.....where do you live?

Great questions BTW....don't get caught up on the stupid answers on this forum...just weed them out and keep on asking...that's the only way you are going to learn.

If you are close to downtown or near Ellington Field I can check it out for you and show you how to tighten it.
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Don't have the dealer look at it unless they do it for free which I highly doubt they will do.....where do you live?

Great questions BTW....don't get caught up on the stupid answers on this forum...just weed them out and keep on asking...that's the only way you are going to learn.

If you are close to downtown or near Ellington Field I can check it out for you and show you how to tighten it.
I live up in spring, I found a pretty detailed video on youtube about it so I may do it myself, i just need to buy a torque wrench. Also which lube for the chain do you recommend?
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dafaq is a chicken strip? manual says 2-2.2 inches, thanks for the responses ill have the dealer check it out Tuesday.
The amount of unused tire that shows you don't turn very agressively.

Yours are HUGE by the way.
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The amount of unused tire that shows you don't turn very agressively.

Yours are HUGE by the way.
Should I be dragging knee with 300 miles experience under my belt?
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Don't worry about chicken strips man, ride at your ability. And don't take it to the dealer like stated above unless its free, learn how to work on your bike. Chain tightening is not that difficult, but make sure you don't tighten too much.
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Did you get a manual with the bike? That will list specific chain tension tolerance. Then measure from the point with the most slack. It does sound like it should be adjusted some though.
Shouldn't you measure at the tightest point, not the point with the most slack?

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The amount of unused tire that shows you don't turn very agressively.

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dafaq is a chicken strip? manual says 2-2.2 inches, thanks for the responses ill have the dealer check it out Tuesday.
Is that on the side stand or a rear stand? Might as well let the dealer adjust it. They probably went a little two loose but it won't make much difference. Or take it in early.
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Shouldn't you measure at the tightest point, not the point with the most slack?
His chain is brand new so pretty sure triumphant675r was talking about the midpoint between the sprockets.
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Is that on the side stand or a rear stand? Might as well let the dealer adjust it. They probably went a little two loose but it won't make much difference. Or take it in early.
Side stand, unfortunately I did not check how much slack the chain had when I got it with 0 miles on it, I was just surprised it stretched that much that quickly, as long as it wont damage anything on the bike for being too loose then I don't mind riding it as is until the 600 mile first maintenance.
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I live up in spring, I found a pretty detailed video on youtube about it so I may do it myself, i just need to buy a torque wrench. Also which lube for the chain do you recommend?
If you decide to do it yourself make sure to sit on it and check how tight it is with your weight on the bike. Sometimes its seems ok at a static but once you sit on it, it gets super tight. You live near Motorcycle Unlimited on 1960 and Kurkendal (sp?) and they are a sponsor here. They are really good at services and I recommend them 100% for your first service. They could also check and show you how to properly adjust your chain.

Im in downtown Houston and could show you how to properly adjust the chain when Im not working.
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I live up in spring, I found a pretty detailed video on youtube about it so I may do it myself, i just need to buy a torque wrench. Also which lube for the chain do you recommend?
I have a torq wrench if you need to borrow one. You can also buy one at Sears in the tool section. I prefer Motul chain lube and clean up the chain with WD-40 + tooth brush.
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