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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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final0 drive chain tension,,,,

The book calls for only a 1/2 inch play,,,,, damn that feels tight to me now that I adjusted it,,,,, if you had the choice, too loose is better than to tight yeah?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 05:44 AM
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You need to check the adjustment at different locations, like every 12 inches then make the adjustment at the tightest spot and it'll be good.
Too tight will wear the sprockets out prematurally ! Check your sprockets for cupped teeth.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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did not think of that,,,, may make a difference,,, thanks
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