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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-12-2003, 11:32 PM
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D.I.D x-ring chain

I just got myslef a new D.I.D x-ring chain on my banshee.
When I put the chain on, I put it real tight. But im not sure how tight it should be now. I think its still to tight. When I take all the wait off the suspension it has about .5" of slack. But when I sit on it, its tighter than hell. How tight should my chain be ?????? I do alot of jumping and I dont want to snap something.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-13-2003, 12:10 AM
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Re: D.I.D x-ring chain

whenever I adjust the chain on my 250r, I use a tie down strap to cinch the grab bar down to the swingarm as far as I can get it to squish, and then set the chain between 1/4, and a half inch of slack. that way I know it still has room to keep from snapping when I land or hit a big bump. seems to work ok on the 250r so you might wanna try it
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-13-2003, 07:19 AM
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Re: D.I.D x-ring chain

An overtight chain can cause some serious damage to your bike. I've heard of engine cases cracking. I'd have a friend of equal weight sit on the bike and adjust the chain then. I like about 1" to 1-1/4" of slack.

Tony P.
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