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Old May 30th @ 09:02 pm   #1
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From: Las vegas/Henderson

Motorcycle: SRAD 750
Hey guys. I just replaced my tires and I was working n the chain allignment but not sure if i got it correct. I took it for a test run but just didn't feel right for some reason. Does anyone know how to deal with that. Anyone free sometime tuesday t possibly take a quick look at it. Another thing, whens the next meet guys? wondering if it would be alright if I came out and met everyone. Thanks alot!

 
 
Old May 30th @ 09:33 pm   #2
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From: A Space between a blink and a tear

Motorcycle: 06' CBR1000RR
Check your owner's manual, but general rule is to keep approx 1 1/4 in. of chain slack, at the center point, between front/rear sprockets.

Then you can verify the alignment by looking at the Gap inbetween the rear sprocket and the chain, on either side of the rear sprocket (from directly behind the bike, eye's level with the rear sprocket)

Don't trust the marks on your swing arm, tighten the left adjuster until you have proper chain slack, then spin the rear wheel a few times, check that the Gap is the same, adjust right side adjuster until the gap is the same.

This will lengthen your chain/sprocket life!

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Last edited by Spooby; May 30th at 09:37 pm.
 
 
Old May 30th @ 09:46 pm   #3
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From: Las vegas/Henderson

Motorcycle: SRAD 750
Alright so I should give about 1 1/4 inch, of chain slack? I an check that with a ruler correct? Put the ruler next to the chain and push it up to see if there's enough slack? Agh yes ok I did that kind of thought bout not trusting thse markings. I measured the gaps, but looks like ill possibly need to do it again. Why is it when you give it slack and you run the bike again the chain tightens up then loosens?
 
 
Old May 30th @ 09:54 pm   #4
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From: 92H8

Motorcycle: a turbocharged vacuum... i upgraded my broom...
when you sit on it, itll tighten up
 
 
Old May 31st @ 08:54 am   #5
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From: Las vegas/Henderson

Motorcycle: SRAD 750
Should I be adjusting the slack at the tightest spot?
 
 
Old May 31st @ 09:16 am   #6
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From: Syn City

Motorcycle: "R1"
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesl5385 View Post
Should I be adjusting the slack at the tightest spot?
Yes.
 
 
Old May 31st @ 09:22 am   #7
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From: Las vegas/Henderson

Motorcycle: SRAD 750
Alright so after adjusting there should not be any tight spots tyre
 
 
Old May 31st @ 02:12 pm   #8
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 99 Black Bird CBR1100XX
You are more than welcome to come out and join us anytime!
 
 
Old May 31st @ 02:27 pm   #9
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From: Las Vegas[Summerlin]
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Originally Posted by jamesl5385 View Post
Hey guys. I just replaced my tires and I was working n the chain allignment but not sure if i got it correct. I took it for a test run but just didn't feel right for some reason. Does anyone know how to deal with that. Anyone free sometime tuesday t possibly take a quick look at it. Another thing, whens the next meet guys? wondering if it would be alright if I came out and met everyone. Thanks alot!
Have a looky here:
Sport Rider-motorcycle sport bike chain adjustment tech tip

And a nice video:
YouTube - Motorcycle Maintenance Guide : How to Adjust a Motorcycle Chain
 
 
Old May 31st @ 04:16 pm   #10
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From: Las vegas/Henderson

Motorcycle: SRAD 750
Thanks for all the help guys. I'll be sure to try to make it to one of the meets sometime if i'm welcome to.
 
 

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