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Author Topic: Rear Wheel Clicks ?  (Read 870 times)

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Re: Rear Wheel Clicks ?
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2011, 10:52:07 PM »
My owners manual (and the service manual) say the chain should be adjusted for 25-30mm of play.  That's .984" -1.18 " but it does not say if this is with the bike sitting on the centerstand or on the ground with some 180 pound guy sitting on the saddle.

I used the centerstand approach and it's working fine. :)
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Re: Rear Wheel Clicks ?
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2011, 01:10:28 AM »
The chain play should be set with wheels on the ground and the 180lb guy in the saddle. If you adjust it on the center stand, it will be very tight when you are riding and this puts excessive strain on the chain and sprockets.
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Re: Rear Wheel Clicks ?
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2011, 01:17:49 AM »
I did a search to find an alignment procedure.  Got really confused, laser light?  string?  Finally went with the Singh low tech method, ride the bike on level ground and take your hands off the bars and see if it goes straight.
The string method is easy to do with the bike on the centerstand and will be an easy verification of alignment. Riding with your hands off to check alignment boggles the mind.
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Re: Rear Wheel Clicks ?
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2011, 06:58:47 PM »
The chain play should be set with wheels on the ground and the 180lb guy in the saddle. If you adjust it on the center stand, it will be very tight when you are riding and this puts excessive strain on the chain and sprockets.

@GSS  I rechecked the chain, off the centerstand, and you are exactly correct young man.  IMHO the slack when on the centerstand should be approx 2".   Thanks GSS
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Re: Rear Wheel Clicks ?
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2011, 06:28:24 PM »
That's how I always set mine, 2" while on the centerstand with the rear wheel off the ground.  Easy to do, comes out right every time, and I don't need someone sitting on the bike while I do it.

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