Chain

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?

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.

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.

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 .......

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

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

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

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

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.

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 .

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?

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.

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

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

What should it be?

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.

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.

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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