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Old 11-08-2012, 12:01 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Originally Posted by Bradb1287 View Post
After the chain tensioner was put on it ran like a champ. I've been riding on the bay trail and gets kinda bumpy so I figured it caused it to fall off. After I un-F***ed it, it ran ok, but not well enough for me to try And get to work. What's your way of checking? I just hold the bike and look down to the chain and check like looking down a sight on a rifle.
Yeah, Thats pretty much it. Just move the chain left and right untill you can see that the drive sprocket is dead center on the chain. Then without moving it, bring it straight back. THATS where yer rear sprocket SHOULD be. If it's off even the width of a thin washer, fix it.
Some guy's use a straight edge, I find it harder that way. I also don't use the rag joint anymore on my personal bikes. That cheap thing makes it a lot harder to get the rear sprocket set up right.
Got a pic? I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
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