Bogged Down/Chain Slap?

3 replies to this topic
  • chriswh86

Posted April 21, 2012 - 09:30 PM


Hey all,

Just got my first thumper, 06 wr450f. Anyways, Im pretty sure im right that this situation causes chain slap but i just wanted to see what everyone thinks.

I went out for my first cruise on the wr today, Didnt ride it to hard but a couple times around corners id go into the corner around 4th gear and slow down quite a bit and the bike would lug out of the corner, caused by me not changing gears, anyways. Once i rolled on the throttle it sounded like the chain slapped a couple times before the motor winds up a bit.

So my question, is chain slap normal a bit when you lug the motor down when your in a higher gear going slow...

Hope i explained it well


  • KennyMc

Posted April 21, 2012 - 10:33 PM


Normal stuff. It is the swingarm chain guide making the noise.

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  • chriswh86

Posted April 21, 2012 - 10:34 PM


thought so, thanks for the fast reply. hard to diagnose while riding lol

  • Thommo_400f

Posted April 26, 2012 - 05:40 PM


Just tweak the chain tension a bit...there should be a sweet spot where you have less slap.


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