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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2019, 06:23:40 PM »
Please tell us the results.
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2019, 08:00:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dick [+]
Please tell us the results.

Will do. :002:

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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2019, 12:08:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by skinneroo [+]
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.
Off topic, but at what mileage are you greasing bearings. And, do you do a lot of dirt? Just wondering

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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2019, 10:01:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by Dick [+]
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 .

Bit confused here, not difficult :087: How come you only noticed when putting the wheel back? You would have had to back the adjusters right off to get chain off to get the wheel out.
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2019, 06:26:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by craggsy [+]
Off topic, but at what mileage are you greasing bearings. And, do you do a lot of dirt? Just wondering

Bike is 5 yrs old and done 6k (pathetic I know), zero dirt riding.
Got the wheels off to have new tyres fitted and thought I would do some routine maintenance on the suspension.
Gave the components a good fettle and cleaned the chain while it was apart.

Swing arm measurements tbc.

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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2019, 06:33:15 PM »
That's got Me thinking? I must have done It wrong,  your right.
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2019, 07:30:24 PM »
Just read my haynes manual  page6.24 and realised I did not touch the adjusters 'only took the spacers off. Also show how to align rear wheel  so it was wrong!
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2019, 09:53:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
You would have had to back the adjusters right off to get chain off to get the wheel out.

No you don't. You can easily remove and reinstall the rear wheel without touching the adjusters, did just that on Saturday when I fitted a new rear tyre and brake pads.
Pull the axle out and the wheel drops down, roll it a little forward and remove the chain. Effectively reverse the procedure to put the wheel back. After I put the chain back on I lift the wheel and put a 2" piece of wood under it which puts the wheel at near enough the correct height to slide the axle back through.
I actually like the way the adjusters work in the Tigers much better than the ones that screw in from the rear like on many other bikes.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 09:55:51 PM by K1W1 »

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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2019, 10:20:50 AM »
Ok, never considered not touching the adjusters, good practice is to remove, clean & re-grease them at every opportunity. I can see now how so many people have had them seize in the swing-arm, at great expense.  :005:  :087:

Think I'll continue doing like Frank says.  :152:
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Re: Tight chain,
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2019, 11:34:29 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
I can see now how so many people have had them seize in the swing-arm, at great expense.

We don't have the seizing issues in this part of the world.

 


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