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last summer before taking my bike on some pretty aggressive roads, i got a new rear tire. its a 00 R6 and everything was fine until i started to really get on it and it felt like i was hitting patches of ice when i hit 8-10k rpm. it is still doing it, and i think my chain has too much slack and some how the sproket is spinning too fast to catch the chain all the time. is there a special way to adjust the tension in the chain? i noticed that there is a ruler on the back axel to lengthen the frame = tighten the chain. local place charges 65 to just look at it, so a simple thing like this would prefer to do it myself.

cant find the link for a 2000 manual

thanks for the help in advanced
 

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Yes that "ruler" piece is to adjust chain tension. I would check your tire pressure, is the wheel balanced properly, is the rear wheel alignment good? Is the rear suspension too stiff?
 

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i had the rear tire installed and balanced...or so they said

i noticed that if i was sitting on the bike, the right side of the adjustment had both nuts at the rear of the bike and if sitting on the bike and looking to my rear left, i noticed that one nut was to the forward position and rear position for the nut adjustment

they were different distances though according to the ruler, is there a stock distance or do i just keep adjusting them until the slack is correct? do both have to be the same distance? if i dont have a bike stand, i read that you can leave it in gear move it forward until it stops and test the slack.

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There is a nut, and a bolt on each side. They should be separate from each other. The bolt should be towards the rear, and the nut should be in the front. The nut is called the "locking nut" it locks the "adjusting bolt" in place so it cannot move. If it has been properly spaced (should be if a dealer put it on), just spin the nut to the front of the bike and make it tight, they probably just forgot to tighten the locking nut (which kinda worries me). FYI the distance between each should be the same on each side of the bike.
 

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last summer before taking my bike on some pretty aggressive roads, i got a new rear tire. its a 00 R6 and everything was fine until i started to really get on it and it felt like i was hitting patches of ice when i hit 8-10k rpm. it is still doing it, and i think my chain has too much slack and some how the sproket is spinning too fast to catch the chain all the time. is there a special way to adjust the tension in the chain? i noticed that there is a ruler on the back axel to lengthen the frame = tighten the chain. local place charges 65 to just look at it, so a simple thing like this would prefer to do it myself.

cant find the link for a 2000 manual

thanks for the help in advanced
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If your chain tension was that messed up it would have done wadded up and you would have wrecked by now. I have a 99 and it does the same thing, You can lower your tire pressure for traction but you will compromise handling. Your just hitting the power band and spinning alot. Depending on your tire type it will warm up and hook real good. Once mine gets hot it will just wheelie through first and second. I thought it was the clutch at first. But we were racin repeatly the other day and it hooked over and over.:YEA
 
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