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Old 07-25-2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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chain Tension help please

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So I recently replaced my rear tire myself, After replacing the rear tire I realized that the chain is super slack i know that there are notches on the frame and the swing arm that are to be used as a gauge to line up the front and rear sprocket using the rear spacers i know about the tension screws. obviously I need to loosen up the axle and pull the tire back then retighten, check and adjust. That son a Bees wax is hard to pull back axle grease right? will this make it much easier to pull back and be the cure all to my problem. I'm a bit tired of fooling with this so I thought that I would ask. Thanks
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
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uhm........ im pretty sure you have to loosen the axle nut and then the tensioners will "pull back" the rear wheel. If your chain is REALLY loose it may be stretched and need replacing. Have patrick do it for you
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uhm........ im pretty sure you have to loosen the axle nut and then the tensioners will "pull back" the rear wheel. If your chain is REALLY loose it may be stretched and need replacing. Have patrick do it for you
+1 only 1 inch play is suffice
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:17 PM   #4
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+1 only 1 inch play is suffice
this 1 inch is measured while sitting on the bike. (someone else measure it while you sit on it)
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:21 PM   #5
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i never knew it made a difference:dontknow:
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:29 PM   #6
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i never knew it made a difference:dontknow:
The chain gets tighter when you sit on the bike because the rear wheel moves up when the suspension compresses. Since the front sproket is not in line with the swing arm pivot, the distance between the sprockets changes slightly.
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:55 PM   #8
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bring it by Motorcycles Unlimited and well take a look at it for ya, there are lots of variables with a chain, you could have a tight spot or a few, and i know from personal experiance a chain can coast you a motor!!!
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I always find the tightest spot in the chain and adjust it from there......... if you don't when the tight spot comes around it could be to tight and wear out your drive bearing.


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Many thanks for all you guys input I hope that I dont rain for ever this weekend I will take you up on your offer

I read this thread this morning http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=33425

I laughed so hard they were pulled over cause they deserved to be pulled over they got tickets cause they needed them Fools

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