KLR died due to overload n no chain slack

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by nickel512, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    i can't believe any of these mutts would argue over whether to acutally check the chain tension by dropping the shock and moving the swing arm?..... what the manual sez is just a shortcut to doing this, and it's easy to screw up. the right way is impossible to screw up, cause' it'll get to a point that will be obviously too tight.... but maybe not for some of these bozos, cause' the more i read this forum, the more i think that most here are totally horrible mechanics, and should have their toolboxes welded shut..... and this guy rode halfway across N. America and didn't feel that his chain was binding on big hits?.....
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  2. mnsty

    mnsty Been here awhile

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    As I was just driving home tonight a guy on a Ducati Monster came up beside me I could actually hear his chain cause it was so dry as he passed me I could see it was also way too tight. Just waiting for failure. as someone said, a lot of "mechanics" should have their toolboxes welded shut.
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  3. Kbowling

    Kbowling Been here awhile

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    I got this special tool I use to measure chain slack,its called a tape measure,can be bought at most hardware stores. I use this EVERY time I adjust the chain to the spec that I find in the you guessed it, OWNERS MANUAL
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