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Did your common sense tell you that the rear wheel moves WRT the countershaft sprocket, and unless you weight the bike such that the axle is inline with the swingarm pivot and that sprocket, you have no idea what the chain tension will be like when you ride it?
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Think I finally understand what you mentioned...had to google WRT( with regard to).
Yeah, heard about this part when googling but how can I test this properly by myself?
I can leave the bike on the stand and sit on it, but I guess I'd have to get someone to measure the chain slack with me sitting on it.
I guess my orginal chain adjustment comments were aimed at riders who are more beginners than experienced riders who know exactly how to adjust the proper chain tension. Seemed liked there were some rider stories when googling where the riders had the chain way too tight and caused rear wheel bearing problems because of this.
Anyway, I have the chain adjusted to about 35mm which is pretty much right in the middle of the range of 30-40mm that Honda specs for the CBR600...the first time I was measuring wrong and had the chain too tight which was easy to tell by trying to move it with my hand. After getting the correct adjustment settings, the chain felt about the right tension when trying to move with my hand.
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You can get away with that on those slower american made sport bikes
Until one of the tensioner mount bolts backs out into the tensioner itself, locking it solid and starting a massive cloud of smoke as the belt drags across the tensioner on its way to rapid and fiery destruction.
Not that that ever happened to me on the Pacific Coast Highway on my 1125CR or anything.
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