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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 04:04 PM
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Finished the adjustment and have to say 137 doesn't seem out of line considering there is no locking feature on the rear axle nut. But it is gorilla snug.
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Finished the adjustment and have to say 137 doesn't seem out of line considering there is no locking feature on the rear axle nut. But it is gorilla snug.
I finally got around to doing my chain adjustment for the first time on this bike, it was pretty loose. I had about 2" of play, the manual says 0.8"-1.2" roughly, so it was past time. The manual also says there should be no weight on the bike and to put it on the center stand. That's obviously not possible on our bikes. However, on the side stand, there is very little weight on the rear wheel, the shock is fully extended. If you put it on a rear wheel stand, there will be more weight on the wheel, and a slight amount of sag. this will change the adjustment slightly, though I could not see by how much. I wish I had checked it earlier, as I found the right side was adjusted a full turn further in than the left side. With careful measurements, I straightened it all out. Now the bike actually goes straight when I let go of the bars (it was always going right before).There is a locking mechanism on the axle nut, it's a thin metal ring on the outside edge of the nut that puts some pressure onto the axle. I don't know how well that actually works, but I guess Yamaha thinks it's enough. Also, 32mm nut is the same as a 1-1/4", if you have that, it will fit perfectly.
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I am officially retiring my use of Chain Wax. I have used it exclusively for my street bikes, and am now going to continue using the Bel Ray Chain Lube. It does leave your chain white after application, but the fling is virtually eliminated. A must for these neon wheels!
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I am officially retiring my use of Chain Wax. I have used it exclusively for my street bikes, and am now going to continue using the Bel Ray Chain Lube. It does leave your chain white after application, but the fling is virtually eliminated. A must for these neon wheels!
I'm trying some of the Dupont chain wax as an alternative to my other Chain Wax, haven't tried it yet but it gets rave reviews from others so we'll see.
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