Question about 2005 TVS Fiero F2

1 Answer

Chain touching the swing arm

Hi. I need help. I fixed a 110 size rear tyre for my Fiero F2, which is oversize (as against the normal 90 size). So, I had to weld and widen the swing arm. The chain guide rubber was accidentally removed and discarded, when the widening of the swing arm was done. Then, the tyre was coming into contact with the rear mud guard, because of which i had to increase the length of my shocks. Ever, since i have done this, i am having a lot of problems. The chain is coming into contact with the swing arm, and the chain is getting worn out. Also, the mileage is very low - about 25-30 kmpl. Please help. Is it possible to do anything about the chain without changing back the tyre to 90? Because, I have spent a lot on my 110 size tyre and it is only 3 months old and i dont want to waste it. i would be happy if i could do something about the chain. I can manage with the low mileage. Even if i fix a small piece of rubber in between the swing arm and the chain with fevikwik, it quickly gets worn off in 2 days.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 101 Answers

Hi ..... Welcome to the 'custom' world ! As you've discovered changing one thing leads to another. The chain angle has changed due to the shock length. You could try going to a breakers and buy another chain guide rubber ? More involved solutions could be to off set gear box sprocket, intermediate chain tensioner pully, go back to stansard shocks (which is main problem) and widen rear mudhuard/fender (which as you can weld isn't a big issue) or make up a 'tunnel' out of a round or square section of nylon and allow the chain to run through it. Let us know how you get on.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

What kind and size rear tire do i need?

Front Tyre
110/90 -16

Rear Tyre

Mar 13, 2015 | 2002 Hyosung GV 250 Aquila

1 Answer

2004 low rider can I put a bigger tire on then 150/80/16

measure the free space between the swing arm and the tyre , this will tell you how much space is left to play with and also check the space between the chain and the tyre ! wider rear tyre may need a wider front tyre as it will affect the steering ! P...

Dec 23, 2013 | Motorcycles

2 Answers

Drz400s can i fit a 130x18 rear tyre

Hi. Just check that it doesn't contact your swing arm, i.e measure room against tyre width. Otherwise it should fit. 120 tyre would be easier for your bike to pull in the dirt.

Jan 08, 2013 | 2003 Suzuki DR-Z 400 S

1 Answer

I have aligned the chain (every couple of months I have to tighten the chain , does it stretch that much!) and when I'm driving the chain noise is louder than the engine . Is this normal??

Raise the rear wheel off of the ground. Spin the rear wheel by hand while running the chain over your hand (wear a surgical glove or use a rag). If the chain gets tight and then loose it has stretched and needs to be replaced. If it is an older Honda (70's), unbolt the rear shocks and see if the swing arm moves from side to side. If this is the case you also need new swing arm bushings. Another sign that the swing arm bushings are bad is if the chain is banging against the swing arm while you are driving down the road.

Jul 10, 2011 | Honda CB 350 F1 Motorcycles

1 Answer

Hi my chain was to loose and tensioners were maxed out . so i took out a link worked fine brought it up to the 3rd mark on the rear arm sweet. but now my tire is rubbing on swing arm ?? tires the rite...

LOL! U took too many link.... u just have to deduct at least 1 link at a time or the tire is misaligned, i meant the way u put back the tyre in the swing arm!

Jun 12, 2011 | 1990 kawasaki ZXR 250

1 Answer

Just bought some wheels for my kawasaki kxf250 2007 model. the wheels are off a kxf250 2005 model. cant get the back wheel to fit because the chain touches the tyre. the chain and tyre are both the same as...

Sometimes the offset of the rims are different from model to model or the spacer width are different lengths from model to model ? Would be worth confirming with a Kawasaki shop if these wheel from 05 - 07 inter change or you could be bashing you head against the shed wall !
Another thought is I assuming it has spacers each side of the hub are they the correct side or does the rim look pretty centered in the swing arm as is ? Could be worth swapping just to see if any different - good luck regards Jamie

May 27, 2011 | 2004 kawasaki KX 250 F

1 Answer

I want to mount wider rear tyre on 1991 gsxf 600 , like 180 or 190 r17, is it possible ? do i need another swingarm?

anything is possible given time and money, first is the space betwee the swing arm and the tire, then the tire size to rim, and then tire space to chain, talk to a speed shop

Feb 05, 2011 | 1991 Suzuki GSX 750 F (Katana)

1 Answer

Front and rear tyre sizes on a 2003 v max

front tire : 110/90-18
rear tire : 159/90-15

May 10, 2010 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

Rear tyre upsizing

Yes you can go to a 100/90/18 on the rear, if you are sure it wont rub on anything. This will not create any problems with stability, in fact may improve the handling of your bike. Will not affect the life of the chain.

Apr 15, 2010 | 2005 TVS Fiero F2

1 Answer

Will 190/0x17 tire clear the chain, swing arm, etc. on a GSF 1200

depends on the make of tyre whether u will have clearance or not. U should b aware that 190s r not made to run on 5.5 inch rims and doing so stuffs up the tyres profile and will adversely effect the handling.

May 16, 2009 | 1997 Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit S

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 TVS Fiero F2 Logo

Related Topics:

190 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top TVS Experts


Level 2 Expert

260 Answers


Level 2 Expert

125 Answers


Level 3 Expert

83644 Answers

Are you a TVS Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides