chain slap???? at low RPM
Posted October 31, 2009 - 05:06 AM
Posted October 31, 2009 - 05:44 AM
Posted October 31, 2009 - 11:37 AM
Posted October 31, 2009 - 11:50 AM
The slap comes from the plastic guide that goes around the front of the swingarm. I put a thin piece of weather strip on the swingarm and the slap has gone away.
Posted November 01, 2009 - 12:06 AM
Posted November 01, 2009 - 06:08 AM
I would like to see a picture of that.
you put the weather stripping under the chain slider's, top and bottom of the swingarm.
Posted November 01, 2009 - 07:52 AM
Posted November 01, 2009 - 09:24 AM
As also mention, caulking or bead sealer will work. The intent is to stop the plastic from going up/down and slapping the swingarm. Go out and pull up the front half of the guide and see how much "play" there is. Dual sport street riding really magnifies the issue. That's what got me to make the fix.
Posted November 01, 2009 - 09:28 AM
Posted November 01, 2009 - 09:50 AM
r u talking about the whole bottom of the swing arm you but weather stripping on? i have this foam insulation that is sticky on one side that might work well. its the stuff you use to wrap around pipes to keep them insulated.
The stuff I used was just typical weather stripping. I sliced it in half to keep the height down. I put this just on the top portion of the swingarm.
Posted November 01, 2009 - 03:37 PM
Posted November 01, 2009 - 04:01 PM
Posted November 01, 2009 - 06:17 PM
Posted November 01, 2009 - 06:35 PM
Wow! Any of you guys try adjusting the chain to the CORRECT tension? Check your owner's manual, 2 inches is too much. 1.5 - 1.7 inches
No, I try and adjust it to the INCORRECT tension:bonk:
Manual = 1.9" - 2.3" which also equals 3 fingers.
Posted November 04, 2009 - 06:35 AM
Posted November 04, 2009 - 04:34 PM
Take the swing arm off for service of the bearings while its off inspect the swing arm under the front chain slider. You may notice a lot of wear in the aluminum swing arm caused by the slider and chain.
either use the weather strip or silicone glue. I have had great luck just gluing the slider onto the swingarm with silicone. this will prevent the wear of the aluminum. it works great and is cheap. Just make sure you get the sider in the correct position before gluing.