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Chain My chain sounds like it's jumping around when I'm accelerating. I tightened it up this morning to the point where it has almost no slack, and it still does it. Now I can feel a definate clicking in my foot pegs at highway speeds. What could cause this?

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Not an expert but I would guess either the chain is worn out or there is a bad (bent, chipped or?) tooth on one of the sprockets.

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Sprockets my need to be changed check all the teeth on both wheel and motor

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If you are not quite sure if the chain is right, always err on the side of making it too loose rather than too tight. Running your chain too tight can destroy your output shaft bearing. It's only about $30 or so for a new one but your engine needs to be completely stripped down to replace it, it's not a fun job. I have seen a lot of FZs and FZRs have this problem because people ran chains too tight. If your chain really is too loose then it will start making your gear changes harder to do, that's the sign you need to tighten it.

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way outside the recomended slack (which is 20-30mm). Any suggestions as to what could be causing this? I am thinking there are two options: 1) the chain and sprockets are shot and need urgent replacement. 2) the rear axle bolt is shot and despite being tightened to the correct torque it is loosening as I ride. Has anybody got any advice on this? Any feedback is welcome. Adjust the chain to spec then mark the adjustment slider and the swingarm at a common piont on both sides of the wheel. Use a paintpen or steal some nail polish for this. Then see if the wheel moves as the chain slackens off when you ride. It sounds like your chain and sprockets are toast though.......,,

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