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stipa

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Chain Adjusters
« on: July 23, 2010, 03:46:53 PM »
Anybody had any experience with the new style chain adjusters?  (Those offered on page 103 of the 'NField' catalog).

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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 03:50:20 PM »
Works like a CHARM on the C5 .....!
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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 03:53:26 PM »
Wow, that was fast!!  Think I'm gonna order a set o' those things then.  Those adjusting cams are just too 'fussbutt.'
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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 05:46:13 PM »
Mine will be here Monday... ;D

Hope they go in slick on my '07 Classic...

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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 06:27:18 PM »
Mine will be here Monday... ;D

Hope they go in slick on my '07 Classic...

Mike and Stumpy in Michigan

You are going to have a little interference with the brake wear indicator hub where it sticks out of the backing plate IF your chain hasn't "relaxed" a bit ...... not a biggie, tho - and ANY bit of finagling that you do NOW will be worth not having to adjust the chain with the darn snails! It's truly about the ONLY part on an Enfield that I really hate .... well - that and the PAV parts that showed up on the later ones .....  ;)
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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 06:32:57 PM »
brake wear indicator hub

Now this is a very usefull piece of equipment on my Bullet...  ::)

The little pointer thingy just collects chain-lubed dirt balls from my daily commute... maybe I can correct (remove) the thing when I mount the new adjusters... PAV has been gone a couple seasons now...

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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 06:35:47 PM »
Now this is a very usefull piece of equipment on my Bullet...  ::)

The little pointer thingy just collects chain-lubed dirt balls from my daily commute... maybe I can correct (remove) the thing when I mount the new adjusters... PAV has been gone a couple seasons now...

Mike and Stumpy in Michigan

DING, DING, DING!! Mike and Stumpy - GOOD ANSWER!! I haven't had the TIME to do mine yet (yeah - the chain is about draggin' the ground!) or I'd tell you how to do just that .....  ;)
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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010, 08:32:02 PM »
The pointy thingie is neither here nor there. 
It's the base plate that has to be taken out.  > Going from memory <  There's an oval plate held on by 2 studs / nuts that are painted over (at least on the AVL).  That oval plate prevents the square part of the adjuster from laying flat and sliding into place "just so".  Take the chrome piece out that's between that oval and the swingarm and that should lower that oval plate just enough to slide the adjuster in.   (Took a long time to figure that one out)

If you don't have the wear indicator, no worries.
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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2010, 08:47:58 PM »
The pointy thingie is neither here nor there. 
It's the base plate that has to be taken out. 

Thanks for the clarification, Unc...  is it OK to remove the pointer thingy anyway... ::)

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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2010, 10:27:36 PM »
Your subtly at pointing out that I spelled "thingy" with an "ie" is certainly appreciated. 
It's always tough being humulitated on a forum.
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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2010, 11:44:08 PM »
Thingy Thingie and Thingee are Bullet technical terms in my book .





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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2010, 01:06:18 AM »
Thingy Thingie and Thingee are Bullet technical terms in my book .








Don't forget "frammus", "frappus" and "doo-lolly" for technical terms as well - I AM the Technical Services Director and I approve these terms .... Heeheehee!!  ;)
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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2010, 08:46:26 PM »
Forgive my ignorance. I've gone 13,000 miles on the OEM chain and now need a new one. I'm considering getting these adjusters, but could someone explain how they function and how they're better than the snails?

Also, it would be more helpful if the description on the store site said something more descriptive than, "Everybody needs these!"  :)

PS, I think I figured it out. Looks like if they come in a pair, they pull the wheel back to tighten the chain, keeping the wheel aligned?

« Last Edit: November 16, 2010, 09:13:18 PM by chris-bartlett »

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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2010, 09:41:29 PM »
PS, I think I figured it out. Looks like if they come in a pair, they pull the wheel back to tighten the chain, keeping the wheel aligned?

Yep, mostly... ;)  Still need to check wheel alignment.  Once it's square, I adjust with half turns on each 'till the slack is right. 

I like 'em.  I use loctite on the threads - wouldn't want to have the nuts back off underway...

Mike and Stumpy in Michigan
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Re: Chain Adjusters
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2010, 03:18:08 PM »
Man I need to install the pair I bought 10 months ago so I can Marvel at the improvement too! :)
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