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chain adjustment on a 900RR

I'm sure this was discussed already but i don't remember
when i measure the tension , does the bike needs to be on it's side jack ?
should it be on the rear stand (or like my friend suggest , someone needs to seat on it while i'm checking?)

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Re: chain adjustment on a 900RR

I do mine with it on the race stand but on the side stand will be of if you don't have a race stand, and no someone doesn't need to be sitting on the bike to do it.
Between 25 to 35mm of play is about the norm for a chain with no rider on it.
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Re: chain adjustment on a 900RR

i think i should be more clear about my question

i adjusted the chain many times in the past , on the rear stand.

my question is basically this , do the number i have on the side sticker refers to side jack when the bike weight is on the wheel or when the wheel is in the air.
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Re: chain adjustment on a 900RR

I'm not sure it really matters if you adjust the chain on the side jack/kickstand or on a rear/race stand since the front sprocket, swingarm pivot and rear sprocket centerlines will largely be the same. That said, I believe the most slack is achieved when all three parts, (front/rear sprockets and swingarm pivot) are in a straight line. This is probably more likely when the bike is vertical and more weight is on the suspension - i.e., when it's on a rear/race stand. But this may be more academic than anything else. If you have a rear stand, try both. And for newbies, spin the wheel a few times to test the tension in multiple places. As chains and sprockets wear, tight spots develop. This is normal, but you probably want to take that into consideration when adjusting the chain to avoid premature wear.

From the "stands to reason" point of view, many riders don't have rear stands. I didn't for years and got normal wear from my chains by adjusting on the side jack/kickstand. I've also never heard of anyone adjusting a chain with a rider on the bike, but who knows? It may happen.... And if you have to make a mistake, better too loose (within reason...) than too tight. Puts less pressure on the bearings. Hope that helps.

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Re: chain adjustment on a 900RR

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i think i should be more clear about my question

i adjusted the chain many times in the past , on the rear stand.

my question is basically this , do the number i have on the side sticker refers to side jack when the bike weight is on the wheel or when the wheel is in the air.
The difference is minimal to the chain tension from race stand to side stand and will only make a millimeter or so of difference. So the number you have on the side will be fine for either way you do it.
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Re: chain adjustment on a 900RR

great , thanks for the prompt answers
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