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post #1 of 4 Old 06-18-2018, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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600 mile maintenance ?

I have a question about the drive chain adjustment, I followed the owners manual and the clymer manual. Then I remember reading on here on a sticky by DPelletien that you push the chain to the bottom rear most part of the chain slipper, so I get my parts right I assume he is talking about the part on the bottom of the swing arm towards the front?

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-18-2018, 12:43 PM
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Yes, that is what he was talking about. :-)

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Thank you sir.
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http://www.klrforum.com/1987-2007-wr...n-tension.html


FYI, people have found that the 2" minimum as per the manual is inadequate for proper slack. The best method is to get the swingarm in line with the front sprocket and rear axle and ensure it is NOT tight at that point. You can ratchet the suspension or bike down, or remove the dog bones from the linkage.

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