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Old 01-07-2013, 08:44 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Dano650 View Post
Good to hear. Pretty sure I got the wheel aligned pretty good this time. At least I hope ;)

Agreed, noise sounds normal to me. Regarding chain adjustment, a little too loose is WAY better than a little too tight! I've done the "remove the shock and move the swingarm until the countershaft aligns with the rear axle, set chain tension" thing. Turns out that with the bike on the sidestand, adjusting it so the chain just BARELY can touch the black rubber swingarm chain protector as you push up from the bottom is about right. Any tighter than that and you risk stressing the countershaft bearing and/or seal. Again, too LOOSE is not gonna hurt anything, but too tight sure will!
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