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Old 05-20-2008, 10:32 AM   #1
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Checking Chain tension? 2003 GSX-R 750.

Anyone have the spec and 'how-to' on checking? Do I need to have someone on the bike when I check it?
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:43 AM   #2
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did you go through 16k miles without ever checking the chain tension? just read your other thread
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:45 AM   #3
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ha ha...my first thoughts as well
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I guess you could ride over to Motorcycles Unlimited, and let Pat and crew check it out. Be ready to learn something, though.
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A little slack but not to much. Patrick puts on a free maintenance workshop once a month for learning about these kind of things. Check it out.
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:47 AM   #6
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yeah, they'll hook you up or you can just search for "chain"
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did you go through 16k miles without ever checking the chain tension? just read your other thread
LOL, no...I've always adjusted it myself but I can't remember for the life of me the actual spec.

I belive its 1 to 1.5 inches with no rider, which is where I've adjusted it to, but it just seems to tight to me.

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Old 05-20-2008, 02:13 PM   #8
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1 1/4 inch slack
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forgot to mention WITHOUT a rider on the bike.
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LOL, no...I've always adjusted it myself but I can't remember for the life of me the actual spec.

I belive its 1 to 1.5 inches with no rider, which is where I've adjusted it to, but it just seems to tight to me.
just wondering
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should be marked on the swingarm or be in the owners manual
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I asked Manuel. He always knows!!

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Best way is to weight the bike, or pull it down with a ratchet strap. You want the countershaft sprocket, front pivot, and rear axle to be in the same plane or line. That will be the tightest point and you want 1/2-3/4" slack at that point.

Once you have that, loosen and recheck at the unspring point and you'll have a measurement for the future.

Last note: better too loose than too tight!
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