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Old 03-17-2009, 02:53 PM   #1
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Question My chain is rubbing...

...against the chain buffer. I tightened the chain trying to stop this thinking it was just too loose, but that didn't help so I put the chain back to the right specs. Does anyone know if there is an acceptable amount of rubbing that should be going on w/the buffer? I can feel it resonate when I hug the tank w/my legs. I do notice that it appears to rub more when I roll off the throttle and less when I roll on the throttle. When I look at the buffer it appears that the chain is making new grooves from rubbing. Can you help a brotha out????

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-chain rubs against buffer enough that I'm worried
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-no swingarm or suspension adjustments that I'm aware of

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Old 03-17-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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That's a hard thing to diagnose without seeing/hearing whats happening. the chain is supposed to hit that sometimes.
It makes sense it wouldn't touch under power because the upper portion of the chain is under tension. Off throttle it becomes slack and can rub the buffer a little.
How are you adjusting the chain?
Are you measuring slack on the top or bottom run?
Are you measuring with weight on the suspension?

Are you sure it is rubbing more than it should?
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:56 AM   #3
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I measured the slack on the bottom run w/o me on the bike. I adjusted it the way you normally do, losen the axle bolt and fine tune the two adjust bolts from the rear.

I'm told from an SV board that it's supposed to rub and don't worry about it, but I just can't help but worry that this means I'll be buying a new buffer at least annually....then again I could just be paranoid
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:00 AM   #4
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:03 AM   #5
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Okay well the chain slide (I got the buffer name from the part diagram index). And if you're simply trying to point out that it should rub some, I get that, but my ? is how much is some and what is in excess of that
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:10 AM   #6
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:15 AM   #8
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yeah stock

I keep getting told that it's normal, but I guess I never paid attention to it before and now that I noticed it I want to make sure I'm not causing damage
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I was JUST thinkin the same thing the other day when I lubed my chain. It seemed to kind of "catch" a little every once in a while almost. I checked the tension as well and it looked find. :S
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