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daniel
Hi all,
 
After stalking this forum for month I finally pulled the trigger and got a white fz-07!
 
I already installed frame sliders and adjusted the play in the throttle cable.
 
I didn't measure the chain slack yet, but after coming home from my first ride I realized that the chain is touching the top of the swing arm. That doesn't look good to me.
 
Is it possible to adjust the chain without a centerstand? My other bike (1982 CB750) has one so I never tried it on just the side stand?
 
I would like to eat your opinions.

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YZEtc
Yes, it's normal for the chain to touch the top of the swingarm.
In fact, that's why that black plastic-looking thing is there that the chain rides on.
There has to be some slack.Measure it before you do anything.You may be surprised.
You can do a chain adjustment (whenever it is truly needed) with the wheel on the ground, but it's easier to get right the first time on a swingarm stand.

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rowdy
Nice choice and welcome to the forum!

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hippiebikerchick
Welcome daniel! Congratulations on the new bike! Post some pics when you're ready.

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mjh937
I did my chain adjustment on the side stand. I did have a friend who knew what he was doing help me though. It was at 200 miles and I have not had to tighten it again in almost 3,000 miles.

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snowdriftless
Welcome to the forum! I am still figuring out the chain adjustment. Mostly just getting the cleaning tools and making sure I have time to do it.
 
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Eastern Kayaker
Welcome!

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so1102
I would like to eat your opinions.
Wait, what?  :)

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phicurious86
I would like to eat your opinions.
Wait, what?  :)
 
Mmm nothing like a nice fact sandwich topped off with some sauteed opinonions.

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rowdy
Sometimes the post editing in this forum allows for non-sequesters when reading the threads.
Like... read this thread and make sense of it?

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