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Old 11-25-2012, 12:32 PM   #111
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Re: How to: Clean and Lube Chain

Originally Posted by mercenary View Post
The middle of the bottom part of the chain should have between 1-1.5 inch play from hanging freely to a high as you can push it with your finger.
Thanks Mercenary! I will be sure to check.

Is there a good thread on how to loosen/tighten the chain? I tried searching but could not find anything good. I have an 09.

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Old 11-25-2012, 01:58 PM   #112
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Re: How to: Clean and Lube Chain

Originally Posted by r6cer88 View Post
Thanks Mercenary! I will be sure to check.

Is there a good thread on how to loosen/tighten the chain? I tried searching but could not find anything good. I have an 09.
It's quite simple.

1. Loosen up the rear axle nut
2. You will see two locknuts, and within those two locknuts, you'll see the adjuster allen bolts. Loosen up the lock nuts, then turn the inner allen bolt right to loosen the chain, and turn it left to tighten it.
3. Do it one side at a time little by little until you reach the desired chain tension. Check the chain in several different spots. If you have loose and tight spots, it's probably time for new chain and sprockets.
4. Use the lines on the chain adjusters make sure it is aligned/straight. It is not 100% accurate but it should be fine for the most part. If you want to really make sure it is straight, there are several ways, just google and some methods should show up, such as the string method, digital caliper, motion pro also sells a tool to see if you're chain is straight.
5.After you adjust the chain, put an allen key or screwdriver in between the sprocket and chain, and turn the rear wheel so it puts all the tension towars the adjusters. Then tighten up the rear axle nut to spec, then the locknuts on the chain adjusters. ALL DONE!

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:19 PM   #113
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Re: How to: Clean and Lube Chain

Originally Posted by r6cer88 View Post
What picture of my chain are you referring to? I don't really have any pictures up that show my chain at all.

The chain hasn't been tightened since I got it from the dealer a year ago though. But then again, I shouldn't exactly be relying on them to deliver me a perfect vehicle either I guess.

How loose should it be exactly?
my bad.. you quoted 317rider and with 4 huge photos, it just looked like you posted all that stuff.

And yes, what those guys just said. ya need free play in the chain.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:44 PM   #114
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Re: How to: Clean and Lube Chain

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Never have used kerosine...I do need a rear wheel stand so I can rotate the wheel though. I have to lube it in sections. Stand up move the bike forward, lube, move bike forward, lube. lol getting tired of doing it like that
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use jack stands.

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How does the jack stand method work? Still need to buy a set of stands myself.

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