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Old 05-09-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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Chain adjusting......

I have a 1993 gsxr 750. I was told that the chain needs adjusting. Very mechanically inclined just never worked on bikes. I have the idea just not sure if thats how to adjust it. To me it looks at its max cause the back screw is all the way in. Can anyone tell me how to adjust it properly. Funds are extremely tight or i would take it in.
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It is very simple and would be easier if you had a rear stand. Just look on the net into some other forums they might have a diy for you.
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It is very simple and would be easier if you had a rear stand. Just look on the net into some other forums they might have a diy for you.
that was so ver helpful thx!
ok im gonna try to walk you through it wicked hang over and on my cell...

if you need to adjust it you probably also need to clean it. both should be done every 500 miles or so btw.

sounds like you dont have a rear stand which ,akes it much easier fyi so this will take you a lot longer. go ride the bike for a few minutes to warm up the chain a little. spray the entire chain(your going to have to move your bike forawrd or back to do this fyi) with wd40 until no more doodoo comes out of it. use a brush to help loosen and remove the doodoo in the chain. clean your rear sprocket of said doodoo while your at it. after no mas doodoo is gone apply some chain wax. (if you stay on top off this every 500 miles or so you the cleaning time will be drastically shortned.)

now the adjustment part: your going to need a few tools for this and some steps may alter bc of the type of adjustment mechanisms for your particular bike. check your chain slack by moving the bottom part of the chain up(under the swing arm) if the there is more than 1" or 1.5" of slack your going to need to adjust it. loosen up the big nut(do not remove just loosen it up) the your going to have adjustment nuts(kinky eh?) on both side of the swing arm( need a wrnch for this)as well as looking nuts so the adjustmet doesnt move after you completed the next steps. you want to move both equal amount and little increments so that the wheel is pushed away from the front of the bike. do this until you get the desired slack in the chain. kick the back tire to make sure it is pressed againts the levels. also check and see if both side are equal. tighten the lock nuts up as well as the axle nut and bammmm you have a properly adjusted chain.

if you want pm your number and ill be happy to walk you through it.
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