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Offline Zipperhead

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Re: Chain tension 650 (2016), locknut and bolt
« Reply #10 on: Jan 11, 2021, 03:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by jkristjan [+]
So, what I recommend is this - adjust the chain while on rear stand (do a final check on kickstand if you want to be anal about it) and observe the alignment marks. If the marks appear to be out of sync, glue on a new scale after adjusting the wheel by other means (there is even a product called 'adhesive measuring tape').

Do you even need to worry about the alignment marks? I used an alignment tool to get mine absolutely straight, but after than I normally just adjust  the chain my turning the bolts one or two flats at a time until the tension is correct. As long as both sides are adjusted by the same amount the alignment is not going to change by any great amount.

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Re: Chain tension 650 (2016), locknut and bolt
« Reply #11 on: Jan 11, 2021, 04:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by Zipperhead [+]
Do you even need to worry about the alignment marks? I used an alignment tool to get mine absolutely straight, but after than I normally just adjust  the chain my turning the bolts one or two flats at a time until the tension is correct. As long as both sides are adjusted by the same amount the alignment is not going to change by any great amount.

True that!

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Re: Chain tension 650 (2016), locknut and bolt
« Reply #12 on: Jan 13, 2021, 07:06 PM »
I always thought you used the alignment tool on the top of the chain but the chain guard stops you doing that so how do you all use the alignment tool???
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Re: Chain tension 650 (2016), locknut and bolt
« Reply #13 on: Jan 13, 2021, 07:11 PM »

You canít do it like this on the Versys becuase of the chain guard ??
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Re: Chain tension 650 (2016), locknut and bolt
« Reply #14 on: Jan 13, 2021, 07:54 PM »
You take the Chain guard off
It's only 2 bolts takes about 20 seconds :-)

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Re: Chain tension 650 (2016), locknut and bolt
« Reply #15 on: Jan 18, 2021, 12:01 PM »
My chain guard is incorporated in with the rear hugger so I have five bolts to remove every time and undo a cable grip aswell a real pain in the butt
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Re: Chain tension 650 (2016), locknut and bolt
« Reply #16 on: Jan 18, 2021, 02:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by eggsy64 [+]
My chain guard is incorporated in with the rear hugger so I have five bolts to remove every time and undo a cable grip aswell a real pain in the butt
Ah
Sorry forget my last post so :-)
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Re: Chain tension 650 (2016), locknut and bolt
« Reply #17 on: Jan 18, 2021, 07:07 PM »
Lol will do 😂😂😂
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Re: Chain tension 650 (2016), locknut and bolt
« Reply #18 on: Jan 19, 2021, 03:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by eggsy64 [+]
My chain guard is incorporated in with the rear hugger so I have five bolts to remove every time and undo a cable grip aswell a real pain in the butt

Hi have you still got the chain guard? And is it for sale?. As when i was cleaning the swingarm, i accidently popped my one in the bin so am chain guard less.

cheers Davie...