is something wrong/bent with my swingarm?

02bluebusa

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Looks at the chain, it is not straight. Bike is stretched 9" is this normal? Can I adjust it or does something look bent?
IMG_20130713_173121_348_zpsee2ee5a4.jpg
 

dadofthree

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I'll rephrase. Is the rear axle parallel to the swingarm pivot ?

In my first question I was trying to make sure the chain wasn't resting on the swingarm
 

Poppy

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I'll rephrase. Is the rear axle parallel to the swingarm pivot ?

In my first question I was trying to make sure the chain wasn't resting on the swingarm

Seems like that could be the problem. If you spin the wheel 1/4 or 1/2 turn, does the chain still have that "curve"?
 

Fastfrog007

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Whats the condition of the chain, any tight spots that could be hanging up? I looks more like a kink that crooked issue to my eye.
 

pan

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I'd remove the sprocket carrier and check next to and under the cush rubbers too. Looks like the sprocket and carrier are pushed to the left for some reason... I certainly wouldn't ride it!

Also, as stated above, check that all spacers are correctly inserted.
 

pan

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Then take the wheel off, remove the sprocket carrier and have a good look. May have a stone in there or something... or something may be seriously bent.
 

Poppy

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Then take the wheel off, remove the sprocket carrier and have a good look. May have a stone in there or something... or something may be seriously bent.

I agree, seems like something is bent. Maybe the chain, wheel, or sprockets. Mark the bent spot on the chain and place it at a different position on the sprocket and see if the same spot on the chain looks like it does in the picture. I guess you have to start somewhere. Maybe set up a stationary point close to the wheel and/or sprocket and watch the distance from the object to the point while spinning the wheel.
 

Ludicrous Speed

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IMO, the chain is trashed.

At one time, it must have jumped the front sprocket or something similar, and hurt the chain.

Pull the front sprocket cover as well and look at the sprocket for missing teeth.
 

1bondoman

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sorry about your father that sucks,,my apologies..

as for your chain issue the problem is the extensions,,I have ran into that before due to improper fit into the slots on the factory arm.The extention isn't going in far enough into the slot. Couple options,,remove the back wheel, then take a straight edge,,like a nice big steel ruler and hold it to the inside of the left side extension.If there is a gap between ruler and the stock swingarm and the gap gets bigger the further you go our on the ruler then you know for sure.
You can space the wheel over to the right using big azz washers or use a dremel to open the slot and make the extension go into the slot further. Easiest is the washer thing.
My father just passed away, when I get home next week I will check. Thanks everyone
 

1bondoman

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Looks at the chain, it is not straight. Bike is stretched 9" is this normal? Can I adjust it or does something look bent?
IMG_20130713_173121_348_zpsee2ee5a4.jpg

you can see from the pic the rear of the extension is angling off to the left,,should be dead on straight with the rear of the arm.
 

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