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    Chain adjuster "C" spanner
    on: November 12, 2020, 07:25:19 am
    November 12, 2020, 07:25:19 am
    Quick question all.
    Does the above come as part of the OEM tool kit? If not I'll order one. The chain looked decidedly slack on the bike I'm getting but it's being serviced by the dealer (Honda) prior to delivery. In my experience though they tend to overtighten it so I want to be prepared when it arrives.

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    Re: Chain adjuster "C" spanner
    Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 08:10:00 am
    November 12, 2020, 08:10:00 am
    Yes it does.
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    Re: Chain adjuster "C" spanner
    Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 08:16:19 am
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    Thanks Corringdon 👍
    My previous VFR800 (2000 model) didn't come with one. Strange that as I'd consider it essential. Mind you, that had about 5 previous owners.

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    Re: Chain adjuster "C" spanner
    Reply #3 on: November 12, 2020, 09:24:17 am
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    The supplied C Spanner works, but is a bit flimsy and can easily slip.  You might want to buy a decent aftermarket one anyway.
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    Re: Chain adjuster "C" spanner
    Reply #4 on: November 12, 2020, 02:05:50 pm
    November 12, 2020, 02:05:50 pm
    Thanks for that Si. Have you ever noticed that blood actually looks black on oily knuckles 😂
    The zbay one I got for my previous viffer was quite good quality. I just didn't want to not be able to ride if the dealer has tightened it like the support cables on the Forth Rail Bridge.

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    Re: Chain adjuster "C" spanner
    Reply #5 on: November 13, 2020, 11:08:36 pm
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    I recommend fitting a chain oiler.  You may find that the number of times you need to adjust the chain falls to as near to zero as makes no difference.
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    Re: Chain adjuster "C" spanner
    Reply #6 on: November 14, 2020, 10:08:38 am
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    Interestingly,  i have no chain oiler and rarely have to adjust the chain.
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    Re: Chain adjuster "C" spanner
    Reply #7 on: November 14, 2020, 10:18:04 am
    November 14, 2020, 10:18:04 am
    I have the Scottoiler 'E' system fitted and haven't had to adjust the chain since I bought the CR new just over a year ago. I also have never had to clean the chain which stays remarkably clean.
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    Re: Chain adjuster "C" spanner
    Reply #8 on: November 14, 2020, 01:08:19 pm
    November 14, 2020, 01:08:19 pm
    My bike came with a Scotoiler already fitted. They are eye wateringly expensive! But I’ll second what’s been said. Very little if any fling from the chain and stays clean. A welcome change from my previous bikes oily mess. Every link seems to be free to move as it should. I’m a total convert. Never had one before.

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    Re: Chain adjuster "C" spanner
    Reply #9 on: November 14, 2020, 01:46:04 pm
    November 14, 2020, 01:46:04 pm
    Very good thread on VFRD about chains and whether or not chain oilers actually do anything other than prevent the outer link face from rusting.

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