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Chain adjustment?

When adjusting my chain on my 06 1k, how do I make sure my tire is in good alignment. The marks on the swing arm seem to a little off right now. I have not adjusted it yet but I have 1000 miles on her and its time, she is pretty loose. Should I measure from the rim to the swing arm on both sides? Some pointers would be nice.

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Re: Chain adjustment?

fastest, easiest and perhaps best way that I have hear thus far.
move the axle all the way in. Then as you are adjusting out count how many turns are on each side's bolt. make sure that when you are all done they have both been turned the same amount of times.
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Re: Chain adjustment?

Thats all fine and dandy providing that the swing arm has been mahined perfect. how does the dealer do it?
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Re: Chain adjustment?

they probably use their chain alignment tool. You should be able to get one from the dealer for about $30
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Re: Chain adjustment?

Another way of doing it is to use a long straight stick...

Align it with your front wheel front and back edges (may need 2 people) and
then align it with the back wheel edges and adjust accordingly.
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Re: Chain adjustment?

You can buy a laser alignment tool or use the string method...

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Re: Chain adjustment?

I'd use the string method. I pretty much trust Honda's machining tolerances. I measure the axle blocks distance from the pocket machined into the swingarm using a digital caliper. I've never adjusted the chain on a 1KRR.
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Re: Chain adjustment?

Out of curiosity (not bitchyness), would using a set of calipers account for slight offset in the swing arm ? Or is this a myth ?
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Re: Chain adjustment?

What is the advised play in an 06 Blade drive chain? Basically how tight/loose should the chain be adjusted? Cheers
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Re: Chain adjustment?

Hi,

At Superbike school they said, If you are riding for street and not racing, a chain that is a bit loose is best; it will much increase the life of your crank seals and have no real effect on performance.

Experience seems to bear that out for me....
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