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post #1 of 13 Old 10-23-2003, 5:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: tight chain

ok i was coming back from vancouver and hit banff i wanted to lube chain and make ajustments . well i was doing this found the right amount of slack tightened it all up but then had a problem when i rolled it to do the lube i found one spot where the chain didn't have the right amount of slack . so i pulled it on the kick stand and got the gf to spin it one way then the other tried it again still a tight spot not enough slack in chain. the reest of the way is fine but one spot on every revolution of the chain is too tight help what that all about?
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Re: tight chain

Maybe it's not distributed evenly around the sprockets?
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Re: tight chain

How many miles are on the chain? Sounds like it's shot and needs replacing.
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Re: tight chain

Gotta ask Bacchus how tight Chain is.




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Re: tight chain

I'm with Pete, if the chain has lots of miles on it. Chains do have a spot or spots where they are a bit tighter. When adjusting the chain, it's important to check the slack at a few places, adjusting for the tightest spot. If you put the correct amount of slack in at this tight spot, will it make the chain too loose at the other spots? If not, that's what I'd do.
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Re: tight chain

I had a similar experience back in July after I got caught in a seriously heavy downpour. *Parked the bike without drying the chain, and didn't ride it again for several days. *Went to adjust the chain the following weekend and discovered two tight spots in it. *I rotated the back wheel until the chain was at its tightest, then adjusted the slack to minimum specification, 1.5' of free play. *Worked fine, except that chain chatter reared its ugly head, then grew progressively worse over the next several weeks. *Adjusted the chain once more (only slightly) and lubed regularly, but the noise problem continued to grow slowly worse. *I ordered a chain and sprockets in mid-August. *I'm STILL waiting on the back-ordered sprockets, so I've had to live with a sloppy, noisy chain for quite a while now. *It's affected the bike's 1st gear behavior somewhat, amplifying its tendency to 'hunt' a little between 3000-4500 rpm. *In the back of my mind, I've been fearing catastrophic chain failure, and worse. *Never happened, and all moot now, 'cause the bike's about to be stored for the winter.
I suspect your drive chain will be reasonably useable for the balance of this riding season, Rigger. *It's not unusual for a chain to wear unevenly, as stated in previous post.




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Re: tight chain

This used to happen to me a lot when I was a young wheelie monster,the chain gets stretched.
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Re: tight chain

Sounds like the chain is ready to be replaced.

Before doing so, I would recommend trying a few things first:

1: Try to boil the chain in oil, not only will this clean it, it helps get lubrication into all the tight areas. I fired up the grill, bought some of the cheapest oil out there, and it worked pretty well.

2: I've had similar problems when tightening the axle on GSXR's. What I've done with them is taken the axle out and put it in the oppsite direction... . Probably not the fix, but definately worth a try.
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Re: tight chain

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spillover : Gotta ask Bacchus how tight Chain is.
Hrmphhhh! I am not the type to kiss and tell...

> > > Chain.
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spillover : Gotta ask Bacchus how tight Chain is.

Not sure I wanna hear the answer tho...


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Re: tight chain

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spillover : Gotta ask Bacchus how tight Chain is.
I was thinking the same thing

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Re: tight chain

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Re: tight chain

Plungeritisti...........

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