Chain grinding top chain guide

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  1. jstyles

    jstyles Adventurer

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    I have noticed a squeak for about the last tank of gas. I figured it was just the chain in the chain guide. I looked at it today and saw that the chain is off center in the guide. It doesn't look like it's adjustable and I think its only been like this for about 200 miles. That's the last time I cleaned and lubed the chain. What do I need to do or check? 20180616_200409.jpg 20180616_200420.jpg
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  2. Lettikka

    Lettikka Been here awhile

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    Loosen the guide and tap it over. My chain looks like yours all the time but I only have squeeking when I haven't lubed the chain in a while. The guide is designed to wear so it might be okay in another few tanks when it wears in.
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  3. earlmi

    earlmi Adventurer

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    Check your rear wheel is in alignment with the two chain adjusters.
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  4. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    Put some lube on that.
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  5. sizzlingbadger

    sizzlingbadger Been here awhile

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    Looks very dry to me.
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  6. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Lightly Lubed every ride
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  7. DirtJack

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    Better to run the chain tension a bit on the loose side rather than the tight side.
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  8. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    I found the swing arm marking to be well out, I use alignment tool now...
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  9. j_b78

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    What tool do you use? How do you get on with the chain guard, or do you have to remove it to use the tool?
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  10. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Laser is OK, bit fiddly, my pal got one, when over his place I use it..

    If not the rod tool with guard off

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  11. DirtJack

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  12. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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  13. TheBritAbroad

    TheBritAbroad Just ride.

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  14. j_b78

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    cheers all, alignment doodad ordered :)
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  15. JoeyZ

    JoeyZ "I'de Like To Take That Ride Again" Might as Well

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    The chain slider needs to be replaced. The slider has a center strip that allows the center rollers of the chain to ride on the slider. Check the manual. The slider has a U in for siting the chain rivit. When the rivit is not visible the slider needs to be replaced. I got around 5000 mi out of my first one.
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  16. jstyles

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    I think when I posted threat i had around 1000 miles... I'm not changing it that frequently, needed or not...

    But I changed types of chain lube and it has not squeaked since.
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  17. slacker83

    slacker83 Been here awhile

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    I'm glad you posted this because I noticed mine was the same way. I've never heard the squeak, but the rubbing on the chain fo sho.
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  18. JasonK94Z

    JasonK94Z Crash Tester

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  19. gsuks

    gsuks Long timer

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    My dealer(mechanic) told me that when it gets down to a certain point it hardly wears out
    So there is no need to replace.
    Mine wasn't replaced in the 75000km I had the bike.

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  20. Doktor

    Doktor Been here awhile

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    That is one dry assed chain.
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