Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
What West said.
I have adjusted my chain on the sidestand to looser than
spec and still had it go tight when I sat my 150 lbs on the bike.
Now with the bike being over 6 years old and starting it's next
chain it's pretty easy for my mental service manual to do 2 1/2"
inches of bounce at the bottom center and the axle tapped forward
against the stops. Sitting on the bike gives about an inch and a half of slop.
Suspension is stock on the #5 stiff setting.
BTW, I run no chainguards upper or lower. Lifelong thing. Once ever got
a stick caught in there and tossed off the chain. They look stoopid, get in
the way, and I've never met a person in my life who ever got caught in the
running gear/ drivetrain. Putting that lil' plastic block back on that guides the chain
into the rear sprocket. That's where the stick jammed last fall and it was off
only this summer. Didn't take all that long for a flotsam to find it's way in there.
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God