Posted March 14, 2001 - 07:23 PM
Posted March 14, 2001 - 08:29 PM
Posted March 24, 2001 - 02:05 AM
The rule of thumb(or rather fingers in this case ) Is to take your index finger and your middle finger.. and lift your chain up above the Swing arm, and Slide those 2 fingers on top of each other..and Place them just at the end of the Swingarm Slipper.
The rule is you should be able to get your fingers in the area snugly. If you can pull the chain higher than your Fingers stacked up.. Its too loose.. If you cant get your fingers in there Period.. Its too tight.
The Manual Says that If your Chain is Stretched to 5.9 Inches between 10 links Or 150.1 MM.. Its shot. Starting from the End of any link. 0 0<--- that counts as 1.. and move to #10.. and that one will be--->0 0 (sorry I cant explain it better).
O-ring Chains Stretch Initialy..and the rest could be Sprocket Wear. Make Sure you are lubing the Chain every ride. O ring Chains last a Long time..but They Do need maintenence. 2000 Miles might be realistic, if the chain has been cared for well. I Dont think anyone can get away without adjustment though.
Posted March 24, 2001 - 06:49 AM
I was on a team racing a KX500 in the Nevada 2000. We were under the Kawasaki tent working on the baike at the and of one race day. I was going to lube the chain, and the Kawasaki mechanics stopped me. They said onlt to clean an O-Ring chain with WD-40. Not to use chain lube on it. The reason being the chain is sealed by the O-Rings, and the lube would not penetrate, but would cause dirt to stick wearing out the sprokets.
Pretend it's flat and give it the gas.
Posted March 24, 2001 - 07:32 PM
Im beginning to think it was all in my head.
Thanks for the input.