Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Works on the side stand or work stand, as long as the shock is 'topped-out'.
As in not full touring gear, squashing it down, trying to tip it over off side stand.
In that case, I just push up on the frame, to top-out the shock.
Before tightening the axle nut, put a screw driver between the sprocket and the lower run chain.
Roll the wheel forward, which makes the chain tight, takes the slack out of the adjusters and axle/bearings.
Tighten the axle nut, remove screw driver, re-check chain slack. If 'good', snug the adjuster jam nuts.
Part of the 'trick', is don't over-loosen the axle nut, which allows every thing to go sloppy.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
Last edited by pdwestman; 03-15-2014 at 02:51 PM.
Reason: Screw driver trick, added.