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Offline Dick

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Tight chain,
« on: January 02, 2019, 09:36:11 PM »
Having got the Tiger out for what was called the chilley willly  ride out ,on New Year's Day ,not used for 3 months ,she felt a bit harsh @ high revs ,on cleaning her ,found the chain had gone tight over that time ( i do spray it ever other time out )
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 10:07:29 PM »
Do any links look as though they aren't straightening out on the long lower run? I would individually check each link is free to move relative to the one each side to confirm none has seized. :084:
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 10:43:37 PM »
Will check that thanks.
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 06:23:58 PM »
Went mad, took the wheel off to clean the chain better,on putting the wheel back, I realised since I have owned the bike 3 months the wheel spindle has been 1 dot out! 6 on o/s 5 on n/s,what effect would that have had ? Other than Sproket & chain wear,noise,lost of power, vibration. !!!!!! Can't wait for week end .
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 07:49:29 AM »
Another thing I thought off,the rear pads will be wedged!
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 02:12:10 PM »
The markings on the swinging arm can be inaccurate - check rear wheel alignment by putting a plank or rod against the side of the wheel and making sure it's parallel with the bike centre line.
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2019, 08:15:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
The markings on the swinging arm can be inaccurate -
That's got to be one if the simplest things to do correctly at the factory..?  :114:  :087:
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2019, 08:20:01 PM »
Only racing teams would bother,well the One's that win do.(whats why they win )
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2019, 02:16:59 AM »
And anybody that didn't want their chain to wear more rapidly than necessary.
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2019, 06:11:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
The markings on the swinging arm can be inaccurate - check rear wheel alignment by putting a plank or rod against the side of the wheel and making sure it's parallel with the bike centre line.

Got my swinging arm off at the moment to grease bearings.
Think I will measure the distance from the spindle to the marks and check for accuracy.

 


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