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post #1 of 6 Old 10-01-2006, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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? after adjusting chaing

Today I adjusted the chain. I followed the instructions in the Manual. After I was done, I took it for a ride and it felt like there is more resistance when I let off of the throttle. The chain is not too tight. Any suggestions. Maybe I'm just paranoid that I did something wrong since this is the first time I worked on my bike.

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Definitely sounds like it's too tight. But you say it's not?

How much slack was in it before you adjusted it?

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It seem to have a lot of slack. I did not measure it, but it was a lot more than a new one. I was at the Honda dealership the other day and I check the chain on a new bike and it had less slack than mine. I need to go measure it to see how much slack is in it now.

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It seem to have a lot of slack. I did not measure it, but it was a lot more than a new one. I was at the Honda dealership the other day and I check the chain on a new bike and it had less slack than mine. I need to go measure it to see how much slack is in it now.
1. If you didn't measure it, you didn't do it correctly.

2. If you were looking at a bike in a showroom that probably hasn't been ridden yet, its chain slack is no indication of how it should be.

3. Be sure to follow the directions when measuring. Some bikes' instructions say to measure the distance on the inside, others say to measure on the outside.

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I'll be sure to measure it according to the manual. Thanks.

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-01-2006, 06:50 PM
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Be sure to check for tight spots in the chain.

Also it's Better to be a little loose than to tight.

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