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    Chain slack

    This chain slack ok? Like between 2 and a half fingers?
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    yepp looks good
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    Thank you!

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    Chain came off twice..in the rear sprocket. What do I do to fix this? I tried to adjust it tighter

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    Look at chain from the rear is it lined up with front sprocket ?
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    Drive Chain info - TBolt USA Tech Database!

    Here's the best way to check your chain tension:
    • Use a tie-down to compress the rear suspension so that the front sprocket, swingarm pivot and rear axle are all in line with each other. Use a piece of string running from the centre of the front sprocket to the rear sprocket to identify this. This is the point at which the chain will be stretched to its maximum.

    • Measure the movement in the middle of the chain. There must be at least 20mm of slack. (A)










    Tip: A quick and easy way to check the chain tension is to place your 3 middle fingers on top of each other (like a 3 fingered gun) between the chain and the back of the rubber chain guide on the front of the swingarm. You should only be able to fit those 3 fingers in. This is a good guide but won't be accurate if you have sausage fingers. Do this with your bike on a bike stand with the rear wheel off the ground.


    Tightening your dirt bike chain:


      • Loosen off the axle nut ( until it is only lightly tightened. Wind out the chain adjuster bolts (C) evenly on both sides until you reach the desired tension. You will see the top of the chain rise as you wind out the adjuster bolts.





    • Once you reach the correct tension, make sure both sides are evenly spaced (using the marker grooves on the adjuster blocks). Squeeze the chain against the swingarm with your hand to hold everything in place and tighten up the axle nut.
    • Tighten up the chain adjuster lock nuts. Now you're ready to ride!
    Extra tips:
    • Regularly check that the sprocket bolts are tightened as they can vibrate loose over time.
    • Clean and lube the chain. If you're riding in the sand or really dusty tracks you are better off applying WD40, CRC or a silicon spray. Using a thick chain lube will only attract crap to the chain like teenage boys to a girly-mag.The best way to lube your chain is to place your bike on a bike stand and spray it while spinning the rear wheel.
    • Replace the chain and sprockets at the same time. Chains stretch and sprocket teeth wear. Replacing them at alternate times will shorten their life span.
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    Klx racer. No it's not. Think I may have put the spacers and everything on wrong. I have 2 larger spacers, one larger than the other by a bit and then a smaller spacer. Also have my rear disk brake holder. It looks out of line.


    And thank you tboltusa..I need to order some new chain adjusters from you guys, how's the easiest way to get the old ones out if the head of the bolt is broken off?

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