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what chain what year model of bike if it is the drive chain then loosen read tire and there should be adjuster bolts or cams turn or tighten them untill you have half inch of play or up and down movement then tighten everything up
Measure the chain's tension with a ruler. Move the center
point of the bottom half of the drive chain with your hand. Take a
measurement of the chain's movement as you push the chain up and down as
far as it will go. The chain should have a free range of movement
between 0.8 to 1.2 inches. If the chain's free range is greater than 1.2
inches, you need to tighten the chain. Alternatively, loosen the chain
if it has less than 0.8 inches of free movement.
Loosen the large nut on the left side of the rear axle with a
32 mm socket and a socket wrench. If more leverage is needed to loosen
the nut, use a long-handled breaker bar.
Loosen the chain adjuster blocks on both side of the rear
swing arm with a pair of 10 mm wrenches. Hold the blocks' adjustment
bolt's head steady with one wrench and loosen the bolt's lock nut with
the other wrench.
Turn both adjustment bolts an equal number of turns with a
10 mm wrench to adjust the chain's tension. Turn the adjustment bolts
clockwise to loosen the chain, or counterclockwise to tighten the chain.
Check that the edge of both chain adjuster blocks are evenly aligned
with the adjustment marks imprinted on the swing arm.
Check the chain's range of free movement again. Make
adjustments as needed until the chain has a free range of movement
between 0.8 and 1.2 inches.
Hold the adjustment bolts steady with a 10 mm wrench and
tighten their lock nuts against the chain adjuster blocks with a second
10 mm wrench. Tighten the axle nut to 72.5 foot-pounds with a 32 mm
socket and a torque wrench. Check the chain's tension again.
But, remember that when you are sitting on the bike and the suspension is compressed there is less slack in the chain, so don't tighten the chain too much. Tighten it until you have an inch and a half / 3-4cm of slack in the mid point of the chain between the front and rear sprockets.
Loosen the Axel castle nut on the Axel and there is a bolt with a nut out the back of the swing arm. Turn the nut in the same amount on both side till the chain has 1/2 inch of movement up and down and tighten the Axel nut to 80 ft pounds.
Hi bcross92592. You might want to check this website out. www.ducatisuite.com It has step by step instructions on how to adjust your chain amongst other things, and he also has a monster. Hope this helps you.
The drive chain for your motorcycle should have no more than a 1/2 of play in it. Place the chain with the motor shut off between your thumb and fore finger. if you can move it up or down anymore than a 1/2, then you'll need to tighten it. Adjust both sides of the chain tensioner equally, and you should be set.