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CraigKrage

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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 .......

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

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

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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

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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.

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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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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?

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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.

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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.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda-XR600R-XR-600-1991-01-O-Ring-Chain-Sprocket-Set_W0QQitemZ200137087672QQihZ010QQcategoryZ35600QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

That's what I got.:excuseme:

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

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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.

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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.

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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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