|04-19-2012, 04:54 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2012
can you stand another old newbie question on chains
I was looking at my bike chain, seems a bit loose.. will check my manual.
Will a loose fitting chain give jumpy gear changes, then again could be not knowing the bike yet. Only had a few days, but has only 1,500 klm?
I'm mechanically inclined so likely will adjust chain to setting, not sure maybe
1"1/2 will check.. guess a torque wrench and new cotter pins will be needed.
off to work now thanks
ps 2009 250cc star yam
|04-19-2012, 05:00 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: THE ATX
Jumpy gears doesn't really sound like a chain issue to me. Check your chain per the manual and start there.
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|04-19-2012, 09:11 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Delaware, Ohio
Only way a chain causes any jumpiness in the drive is if the chain and sprockets are so severely worn that they snag the sprocket teeth.
Motocross bikes run a couple of inches of play in them due to the long travel suspension, yet they have no problem. So a somewhat loose chain is no big deal. In fact it's better to run a bit loose than a bit tight. Too tight can cause accelerated chain and sprocket wear or, worse yet, cause countershaft sprocket bearing damage.
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