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I just installed my new chain and need to adjust the tension. It's currently on the stand but I was told to adjust the swingarm while the bike is holding it's own weight.. Can anyone confirm whether I need to take it off the rear stand and hold the bike up while adjusting the chain tension and if so, what is the point of this? I don't see how it will affect it because the axle won't be moving Up and down, nor will the wheel..??

Also I've done the front sprocket nut up as tight as it was before I loosened it. I can't tighten it anymore without the front sprocket moving (the bike is in gear). This should be tight enough, right? Also with the rear wheel axle nut should I just put it on as tight as I can?

After I put it back together I'll take it round the block and then check everything is OK and then check everything again after another short ride.

Cheers :)
 

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i adjusted the chain while the bike was the on the rear stand. doing it with the rear tyre on the ground and the bike supported on the sidestand would be too much of a hassle, and probabaly wouldnt work.

Do you have a torque wrench? if not buy one, its a crucial tool. I got a cheapo one for $40, gets the job done. Saves you stripping bolts and gives you the security of knowing your bikes all attached properly.
 

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when the bike is on the stand, stand on the right side of the bike with ur left leg over the seat pressing down on the rear brake and lean over and tighten the sprocket bolt, or put a piece of wood through the wheel. doing it with just the resistance from the engine is not enough
 

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CBR_RR said:
i adjusted the chain while the bike was the on the rear stand. doing it with the rear tyre on the ground and the bike supported on the sidestand would be too much of a hassle, and probabaly wouldnt work.

Do you have a torque wrench? if not buy one, its a crucial tool. I got a cheapo one for $40, gets the job done. Saves you stripping bolts and gives you the security of knowing your bikes all attached properly.
its crucial for 10nm on a cam cap but for an axle nut it is no where near crucial but in the 'handy' category

OP on the stand is fine
 

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Thanks for the tips guys! :D
 

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Matt said:
eh? come again? he is talking about the rear axle bolt as far as i can tell.
alex92 said:
Also I've done the front sprocket nut up as tight as it was before I loosened it. I can't tighten it anymore without the front sprocket moving (the bike is in gear). This should be tight enough, right? Also with the rear wheel axle nut should I just put it on as tight as I can?

After I put it back together I'll take it round the block and then check everything is OK and then check everything again after another short ride.

Cheers :)
 
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