600 mile service





The Oracle

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Hey all,

I just got my baby back from her 600 mile service and I noticed that they tightened the chain up. I was under the impression that it should have an inch or inch-and-a-quarter of play. Is this true? If so, do you think they are just expecting it to stretch even a little more?

Sorry for the chain question... I have ridden shaft all of my life. This is a change for me.
 

rubbersidedown

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yup yer about right . inch of play . measured half way between drive sprocket and counter-shaft sprocket , on the bottom run . with the bike sitting on its side stand . too tight a chain is as bad as too loose a chain .
 

Revlis

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I have ridden shaft all of my life.  This is a change for me.[/QUOTE]
<span style='font-size:9pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:orangered'>DAMN!!! Vripley!!!</span></span>

I dont know what kind of board you think this is but I dunno if this is the right forum to discuss your lifetime of riding shaft
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Maybe we could create a new one just for those who used to ride shaft.  
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OH damn, I know I know, I crack myself up...But Whew...Funny.

Sorry All I couldn't resist...Sorry VR...IF it came back from its 600 MI service with NO play I would have some concerns, with just a little they may be assuming there will be more stretch, I would call em up and say WTF?  Or something like that, maybe WTH?  Post a follow up if you get a chance i would like to know if it was done intentionaly.
 

rubbersidedown

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 Post a follow up if you get a chance i would like to know if it was done intentionaly.
I personally am not a real big fan of...." Hey Burt,lets just tighten da frick outa dis dudes chain, it gonna stretch anyway." " O.K. Ernie , lets tight 'er up ,I'm wit choo" . BUT....thats just me .
 

Big O

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The owners manual sez: .8 - 1.2 " so I set mine at 1" I got 24k miles out the original chain.

(whiney voice) And NO I didn't replaced the sprockets with the last chain...
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The Oracle

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I dont know what kind of board you think this is but I dunno if this is the right forum to discuss your lifetime of riding shaft
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Now that was funny... I fell out of my chair laughing. Dang, I need to read my posts before posting.
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Anyway, I re-checked and it is about .75" so I am gonna let it ride a little bit (since OP mentioned the .8" measurement) before calling to yell about it.

Thanks for the answers y'all.
 

dezzy7

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I've got about an inch on mine, and haven't had any major problems. I think thats pretty much the standard
 




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