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Tightening a Sportbike Chain??

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by ZX9rB3, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. Hi all as Im a lazy bugger some times I usually get the bike shop to tighten my chain. However I need to tighten it and have to do it myself so how do you tighten the chain without a center stand or race type stand?? :?: Like can you adjust with the wheel on the ground?



    Cheers all and thanks in advance

    :beer:
     
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  2. Yep.

    Loosen the axle nut and adjust the chain adjusters.

    Re-tighten axle and check the tension in a few spots
     
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  3. makes sure it's within spec for your bike too, or troubles will seek you out.
     
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  4. Thanks guys so it doesnt matter that the rear wheel is on the ground while you adjust it
     
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  5. Nope
     
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  6. Haa. yes. I know why you are asking this.

    My 1976 Yahama XS360's chain tension changed with the swing arm position.
    The service manual required somebody to be sitting on the bike for a correct
    adjustment.

    (this bike was a tank of *hit)

    in fact, one day, i was riding it to a wrecker to sell. i hit a bump, and
    the chain became so tight, that it snapped, and ripped off the left/back
    corner of the motor. I was minutes away from getting $300 for it ;(

    Moral-- RTFM

    This is the only bike I've ever known to require loaded suspension
    for adjustment, but you never know.

    Nb/ I prefer the tigher side of the tolerance.

    Cheers
     
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  7. Dude -have a look through your owners manual. Who do you reckon would know best -the engineers who designed your bike or the opinion of some internet "expert"?
     
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  8. :rofl: :LOL: Sorry but thats pretty funny :)
     
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  9. Very dangerous too :(
     
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  10. Thats pretty good advice for a 9 year old :grin: As usual but the last place I look is a manual :LOL: and yes I should look there first. I will take your advice and look it up. :eek: Ta!
     
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