MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Technical > How To's and Q & A's
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 03-16-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
mekrew
naaaaaw i sayin
 
mekrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 9,778

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 10+






Member Garage





Send a message via AIM to mekrew
chain tension question

well im swapping out sprockets for msr

when I spin the when and check the chain slack it is not even throughout the chain. there are some parts that are tighter or looser than others. Its a fairly new chain and I dont see any kinks in it

any ideas

thx
mekrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drz400 chain tension help Chicken Chaser How To's and Q & A's 3 08-28-2015 05:02 PM
Cam Chain tension??? Candy General Discussion (Moto Related) 20 04-21-2008 03:27 PM
chain Tension help please NoFear How To's and Q & A's 10 07-26-2007 08:12 AM
Chain Tension... Neversatisfied02 General Discussion (Moto Related) 14 06-25-2007 10:43 AM
Chain Tension MadseasoN How To's and Q & A's 4 01-07-2006 12:32 AM
Advertisement
Old 03-16-2009, 07:38 PM   #2
witchdoctor575
certified shutterbug
 
witchdoctor575's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Alvin
Feedback Rating: (11)
Posts: 23,547

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
07 triumph D675(sold)
05 busa LE (sold)
03 rc51 (sold)
99 superhawk (wrecked)
01 shadow 1100 (sold)

Member Garage





clean real good with a degreaser and regrease?
witchdoctor575 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 07:40 PM   #3
mekrew
naaaaaw i sayin
 
mekrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 9,778

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 10+






Member Garage





Send a message via AIM to mekrew
ill give that a shot here in a few i guess
mekrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 07:45 PM   #4
CaligoneTx
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
 
CaligoneTx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valhalla
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 21,558

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Triumph 675r
Ducati 748
Hyosungs (250r + 650r)
Honda 900rr
Suzuki Busa1300r (+2 bikes)






Send a message via AIM to CaligoneTx Send a message via Yahoo to CaligoneTx
Thats common on any chain. Take the average of the two; there is a spec for min/max slack on the swing arm/owners manual.
__________________
triumphsig
CaligoneTx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 07:51 PM   #5
mekrew
naaaaaw i sayin
 
mekrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 9,778

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 10+






Member Garage





Send a message via AIM to mekrew
ya it still has the swingarm sticker i just didnt know it was a common thing with chains ...
mekrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 07:53 PM   #6
CaligoneTx
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
 
CaligoneTx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valhalla
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 21,558

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Triumph 675r
Ducati 748
Hyosungs (250r + 650r)
Honda 900rr
Suzuki Busa1300r (+2 bikes)






Send a message via AIM to CaligoneTx Send a message via Yahoo to CaligoneTx
how much of a difference are we talking?

we a new chain it shouldnt be really significant. I have maybe 10k on the new chain on the busa and the difference taught/loose was about 1/4".
__________________
triumphsig
CaligoneTx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 07:57 PM   #7
mekrew
naaaaaw i sayin
 
mekrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 9,778

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 10+






Member Garage





Send a message via AIM to mekrew
when its tight .. its at min spec not hitting swingarm

when its at loosest point it get real close to swinger ... ill go take pics when i get back out there
mekrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 08:56 PM   #8
CaligoneTx
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
 
CaligoneTx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valhalla
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 21,558

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Triumph 675r
Ducati 748
Hyosungs (250r + 650r)
Honda 900rr
Suzuki Busa1300r (+2 bikes)






Send a message via AIM to CaligoneTx Send a message via Yahoo to CaligoneTx
Patrick's guys recommend and inch of movement; so I average mine to that, light pressure on the chain. when pushing up, and I let it sag by itself(tire off the ground)
__________________
triumphsig
CaligoneTx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 08:58 PM   #9
MudBug
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Most northern tip of the southside
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 20,878

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 6

Bike(s):
1994 kawi zx7
1991 DR250



Member Garage





User is banned

.
MudBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 09:01 PM   #10
CaligoneTx
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
 
CaligoneTx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valhalla
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 21,558

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Triumph 675r
Ducati 748
Hyosungs (250r + 650r)
Honda 900rr
Suzuki Busa1300r (+2 bikes)






Send a message via AIM to CaligoneTx Send a message via Yahoo to CaligoneTx
the play in the rear wheel... you have bushings that mount the wheel to the sprocket. they can be preloaded w the transmission. and cause the chain to me a hair too tight/loose.

Try adjusting a chain on the ground then put it on a stand and see how the chain has changed.

My preference and my experience.
__________________
triumphsig
CaligoneTx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 09:04 PM   #11
MudBug
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Most northern tip of the southside
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 20,878

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 6

Bike(s):
1994 kawi zx7
1991 DR250



Member Garage





User is banned

.
MudBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 03:18 AM   #12
bonez409
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toxic City
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 106

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
GS500 sold
gsxr1100w
ninja250r sold
sv650s






I put a new chain and sprocket kit on my gsxr 1100 and it gets loose and tight about a 1/4 ".
bonez409 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy