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Offline gatesy

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Checking the drive chain slack
on: June 07, 2012, 12:11:44 PM
Sorry if this seems like a silly question, but.

My owners manual p71 says to check the chain on the side stand and gives the limits for the acceptable slack as 30-40mm at the tightest point. Assuming a main stand is an optional extra I presume it is possible to adjust the slack while both wheels are on the ground.

Secondly my Haynes manual which admittedly is for the VFR 2009, says slack should be 25-45mm checked with the bike on it's main stand. Presumably because VFRs come equiped with a main stand.

As I have a main stand fitted you can see the possibility for confusion.

I'm sure I'll reap the collective wisdom soon.
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Re: Checking the drive chain slack
Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 02:56:39 PM
as bike is a vtec and swing arm is same length id say set it to how you set vtec but with a fraction more slack as there is more rear wheel travel.  the vtec doesnt like overtight chains in any case
30-40mm is fine