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Offline derek taylor

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slack chain
« on: 31.03. 2014 20:08 »
there seams to be a lot of slack on my drive chain can someone please tell me how much slack i should be looking at thanx

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Re: slack chain
« Reply #1 on: 31.03. 2014 20:45 »
G'day Derek.
I give mine about 3/4"-1". The best way is to have a heavy mate sit on it so the s/a pivot is in line with the sprockets and adjust to about 3/8".
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Re: slack chain
« Reply #2 on: 31.03. 2014 20:54 »
Derek,

I agree with Muskrat....aim for about 3/4" when weighted.  But rotate your back wheel and check for any tight spots in the chain.  Then adjust when it's at its tightest spot.

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Re: slack chain
« Reply #3 on: 01.04. 2014 07:00 »
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Re: slack chain
« Reply #4 on: 05.04. 2014 18:47 »
A tie down from the swing arm over the seat to the other side makes a good substitute for the "mates weight" and had 2 benefits.
1) does not decide to scratch it's bum every time you are about to measure
2) does not expect a shot of your good scotch when finished
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