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Old 05-18-2013, 08:01 PM
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Default Re: New MB rider in New Hampshire

Welcome to the forum. Spend some time here reading and we'll get you on the road.

First of all the tensioner is installed wrong. It should be on the lower chain run, not the top. You'll want to secure the tensioner bracket so it can not move on the chain stay or you'll have big problems. The tension needs to be applied to the lower chain run. That's where the slack is under engine power. Not the top.

Chain tension should be 1/2 to 3/4" slack. You're chain is way too loose.

Use the search feature, type in 'chain tensioner' and you'll have plenty to read on the subject.

Good luck, others will reply with suggestions.

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