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How do I set the tension on the chain - 2001 kawasaki KLX 300

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  • Kieran Barron Jan 01, 2014

    Hi Kieran Barron, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? I have a KLX 300 2005 model and I think my chain is too loose. What is the right tension

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Hi Kieron, you can download the workshop manual here where you can find out how to tension the chain...
KLX MANUAL HERE

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