Correct chain tension?
Posted May 21, 2004 - 05:55 PM
Just wondering what the correct chain tension should be? I was told that if i could fit three fingers between the swingarm and chain that was correct, Seems a little to loose to me? any sugestions?
Posted May 22, 2004 - 03:22 AM
Posted May 22, 2004 - 03:42 AM
Posted May 22, 2004 - 01:21 PM
Posted December 15, 2005 - 04:02 AM
Posted December 15, 2005 - 06:40 AM
One part of the chain will stretch more than another. Rotate your wheel until
the chain is tightest, then set your tension.
The other problem is your wheel could be too loose.
Try tightening the rear axle nut to the torque specs to see how hard you need
to crank on the axle nut. It may surprise you how hard you need to turn.
Anything else would be something freaky that no one would expect like the engine is moving in the frame, etc.
Posted December 16, 2005 - 03:48 AM
Posted December 17, 2005 - 10:27 PM
Sorry to cut in on your thread .I have a prob with my wr 450 chain .I have done 350 km run and a 290km run desert tracks .Average speed 140 km 160 km.The problem is that the chain is that tight when I get home it is hard to push the bike . The last run I did I lubed the chain twice on the run but it was still way to tight when I got back home . Chain is the right tension when I check it the next day .Has anyone had this problem that can help out please. Ian.
What kind of gearing allows you to average that kind of speed?
How's the stability?
As far as the chain go's. If it tightens up that much then that chain is shot. :nod
Posted December 18, 2005 - 01:39 AM