Proper Drive Chain Adjustment
Posted April 12, 2003 - 02:35 AM
Posted April 13, 2003 - 03:02 AM
Posted April 13, 2003 - 03:28 AM
Maybe I have been interpretting the manuals wrong.
I am wondering if you TT'rs agree, or have another technique.
Posted April 13, 2003 - 06:31 AM
You can either have someone compress the rear end or you can compress it and hold it compressed with a tie-down. (tie-down is in a loop connected to itself wrapped around the swingarm or even through the rear tyre rim and up over the seat).
My trick is to pull the shock and move the swingarm through it's arc, checking chain slack the entire way. When you come up w/ the proper slack, put the shock back on AFTER A THOROUGH LINKAGE CLEANING AND RE-GREASING. Now, w/ the bike on a stand, measure the chain slack at a place on the swingarm where you will never forget (like at the end of the big swingarm rubbing pad). Drill this number into your brain and it will make a quick check of the proper slack simple.
>> As a caveat, the buffer will wear down which should throw off your number a bit.
At max distance, you MUST HAVE chain slack. Otherwise you will be w/ the wisdom acquired group that has grenaded the rear hub from too taught a chain.
Posted April 13, 2003 - 08:13 AM
Keep the chain and sprockets clean and rustfree. If you do they'll last a couple seasons. Not bad considering what Dirt Bike Magazine thinks. They said "stock chain is an offroad embarrasment".
Dirt Bike Magazine can kiss my
Posted April 13, 2003 - 05:14 PM
Posted April 14, 2003 - 07:18 PM