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post #1 of 4 Old 08-08-2012, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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I'm getting the clunking noise around the front sprocket.

This morning I got rid of it by bringing rear tire all the way forward and moving the adjusters back evenly one by one.
Sprockets look good. Chain tightened to specks and seems to not be binding.

After a ride home from work on the highway the chain was loose again.

Axle nut is tight.

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i would pull the front sprocket cover off and make sure the front sprocket is tight... if your chain is hitting the bracket that the rearset attaches to then its very possible that the front sprocket bolt has come loose and allowed the sprocket to move.

As far as tightening the chain use the lil adjuster notches, a chain on the looser side of things ie better than a tight one ALWAYS. Tightening the axle hold the axle with the proper socket from spinning then tighten the nut till it is quite tight.

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I do use the notches and I did pull the sprocket off.... sprocket is snug, very very little wiggle. Noticed some brown fluid and rusted behind sprocket washer??

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I do use the notches and I did pull the sprocket off.... sprocket is snug, very very little wiggle. Noticed some brown fluid and rusted behind sprocket washer??
yeah nothing to be worried about the fluid, probably just residual.

hmmm how loose do you have the chain?

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