Chain


17 replies to this topic
  • CraigKrage

Posted August 20, 2007 - 08:24 AM

#1

I just put a new chain and sprockets (14/48) and wheel bearings on my 92 xr6hundo and I've got the adjuster all the way down to the notch before 5 and the chain only has an inch tops of slack. Plus I could not put my front chain guard back on due to the chains size. Anyone else have this issue?

  • martinfan30

Posted August 20, 2007 - 08:39 AM

#2

when i went to the 48 rear on my 650L, i had to take the lower guide off. i took the top one off just cuz.

  • Denn10

Posted August 20, 2007 - 10:13 AM

#3

Dont worry about how far you have to move the rear wheel, its not too big a problem, it just changes handling a bit. But it doesnt harm anything at all.

  • hondaxrl650

Posted August 20, 2007 - 10:19 AM

#4

I just changed mine and I have the same thing happen that you have . I am scared to ride the bike b/c the chain is so tight I don't want to break anything .......

  • martinfan30

Posted August 20, 2007 - 10:41 AM

#5

how tight? how much play at the middle, lower chain?

  • hondaxrl650

Posted August 20, 2007 - 11:31 AM

#6

how tight? how much play at the middle, lower chain?

Maybe about 1 inch and I just went to a 48 tooth rear .....

  • Denn10

Posted August 20, 2007 - 11:43 AM

#7

i cant quote what the manual says but ill bet you need a tad more than 1 inch. You cant move your wheel forward even a little bit? If not then youll need a few more links in your chain

  • martinfan30

Posted August 20, 2007 - 11:58 AM

#8

should be 1 and 5/8 inch play there. shouldnt have that issue though, i put on a 48 rear and kept the stock 15frt. i have no adjustment issues. you at 15/48 ? if its 14/48 that should be about the same as far as chain length as stock 15/45, i beleive.

  • hondaxrl650

Posted August 20, 2007 - 12:27 PM

#9

should be 1 and 5/8 inch play there. shouldnt have that issue though, i put on a 48 rear and kept the stock 15frt. i have no adjustment issues. you at 15/48 ? if its 14/48 that should be about the same as far as chain length as stock 15/45, i beleive.


Thanks for the info I will check it tonight I have the stock 15 front .

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  • CraigKrage

Posted August 20, 2007 - 03:33 PM

#10

I've got an inch of slack at the middle. I'm not worried where the wheel moved to it's that if I move it any further it will be off of the half moon tensioner. I just checked and the front is a 15 tooth. If I bought factory gearing why would the chain be so damn tite?

  • martinfan30

Posted August 20, 2007 - 07:45 PM

#11

I've got an inch of slack at the middle. I'm not worried where the wheel moved to it's that if I move it any further it will be off of the half moon tensioner. I just checked and the front is a 15 tooth. If I bought factory gearing why would the chain be so damn tite?


factory chain and factory 15/48 sprockets? shouldnt be that tight. maybe ride around the block easy a few times to break it in then readjust.

  • CraigKrage

Posted August 20, 2007 - 09:34 PM

#12

Roger Dodger. I took it out for a good spin. Shifts nice and easy and grabs good. Didnt dump the clutch but pulled the front up. Might have gotten a Weee bit of slack but it still doesnt seem like much.
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  • martinfan30

Posted August 20, 2007 - 11:46 PM

#13

strange... maybe just take it easy on it for awhile and see how it wears in.

  • Ryanthegreat1

Posted August 21, 2007 - 06:19 AM

#14

Have you counted the number of links to be sure it is the stock length? Sounds like they may have shorted you a link.

  • CraigKrage

Posted August 21, 2007 - 06:30 AM

#15

What should it be?

  • Whiteman

Posted August 21, 2007 - 05:46 PM

#16

15/48? I thought the stock gearing was 15/45 going up three teeth in the rear will need a new chain. If you run the chain that tight you are going to mess something up.

  • martinfan30

Posted August 22, 2007 - 01:42 PM

#17

15/48? I thought the stock gearing was 15/45 going up three teeth in the rear will need a new chain. If you run the chain that tight you are going to mess something up.


stock is 15/45. i run 15/48, with the stock chain! no problemos in the 1000 miles ive had it on.

  • CraigKrage

Posted August 24, 2007 - 05:49 PM

#18

Well I put my Duro tires on today so I figured I'd play with adjusting that chain. I wound up spinning the half moon adjuster to it's lowest setting and then tightening the axle nut just a bit and knocked the adjust back a hair with a flat punch and then tighten it all down. It's got just at 2inches of slop now. I figure on a brand new chain it'll stretch a little bit and then I can get on to the REAL adjustment notches. I'm gonna say that this case is closed.
P.S. I made some little barrel spacers for the front sprocket/chain guard and it works like OEM. :applause:





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