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Adjusting your chain...... CORRECTLY !

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bugsinteeth

I really hate to admit this, but as old as I am, and as many chains as i've

adjusted in my life,  this bike taught me something today. I'm somewhat

swallowing my pride to relate it, but.... I Decided that the vibration I have been

chasing since I bought this thing had something to do with the chain today,

( every time I oiled the chain it was smoother ), so I decided to check - adjust

it, AGAIN.....got out the service manual to check what I thot was the correct

distance, and found that the measurement is from the  ~ BOTTOM ~ of the RIB

on the chain-guide rubber thingamajig, to the  ~ CENTER ~  of the chain. 

whodathunkit ?..... Re-Measured, Re-adjusted.....( considerably tighter than

I was keeping it )....and guess what?.....

Vibration all but gone !!

 

ok, now you can laff......

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mossrider

Props for admitting you're human.

I never laugh at someone learning anything, anytime. In fact I've messed up so many things over the years I've forgot what I've forgotten and now get to make the same mistakes over again. 

Cheers

 

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7fold

Honestly, there are so many videos I've seen on youtube that get this wrong on this specific bike so you're definitely not alone out there. Props for admitting to it!

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rfmueller
27 minutes ago, bugsinteeth said:

I really hate to admit this, but as old as I am, and as many chains as i've

adjusted in my life,  this bike taught me something today. I'm somewhat

swallowing my pride to relate it, but.... I Decided that the vibration I have been

chasing since I bought this thing had something to do with the chain today,

( every time I oiled the chain it was smoother ), so I decided to check - adjust

it, AGAIN.....got out he service manual to check what I thot was the correct

distance, and found that the measurement is from the  ~ BOTTOM ~ of the RIB

on the chain-guide rubber thingamajig, to the  ~ CENTER ~  of the chain. 

whodathunkit ?..... Re-Measured, Re-adjusted.....( considerably tighter than

I was keeping it )....and guess what?.....

Vibration all but gone !!

 

ok, now you can laff......

I wasn't a hundred percent sure it was from the bottom of that fin or not.

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bugsinteeth

yes it is measured  from the bottom....

 

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