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SKIPNOMAD

Chain adjustment

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SKIPNOMAD
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I just adjusted my chain to what I believe is correct and it seems like I can hear it more now.  The chain guard is shaped like a T.  It is about 1.75 in. to the bottom part of the T and about 1.9 in. to the under side of the T. Both axle indicators are the same on both sides.  My concern is that I don't want it  to be too tight. And the chain seems to make more noise now.  Any help would be appreciated.

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mpb1

I also find the chain spec in ghe manual to be very tight compared to other bikes.  I believe it, but it seems tight.  Yamaha says 43-48mm from the bottom guide sitting on the side stand i think.  It just feels tight to me.  I dont hear a ton of chain noise though.  Interested in what others experience.

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Adventure6965

I'm of the same feeling. Adjusted my chain the other day pushing on the chain as per the instructions & set it to the maximum tolerance of 48mm. Doesn't make any noise though especially with the chain guide being fitted.

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Takata

Another blurry topic to me is that how much force I should apply on chain while measuring? That makes a huge change.. 

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CAJW

The theory is to adjust when the drive sprocket and rear wheel are at their farthest distance apart. Using this method on the T700 I find a little difference in measurement (looser)  vs using my Motion Pro tool. Conventional wisdom is too loose ( to a point) is better than too tight, so that's what I'm going with.

 

 


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