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How are the chain adjustments on a cbr 1997 600 f3 supposed to look like cause i feel like i am missing something, my tire keeps moving back and forth on one side of the swing arm and i losen the chaing and it moves back after a few minutes of riding...then I hear a loud popping noise. ( knowing it has something to do with my sprocket chain or adjustments) I have inspected both sprockets and both seem to be in good condition so it has to be my adjustments. what do i do!?

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First thing to do is not to ride the bike until the problem is fixed. A loose chain could lock up the drive sprocket and break the transmission case. If you are on the street at the time it locks up you are likely to be hurt or killed. In the image below note that there are two nuts on each adjuster. The inner nut adjusts the chain and the outer nut is to lock down the inner nut. Also note the "pins" on the two tensioners ( #7 ). Be sure to tighten up the axle bolt after setting the chain tension. If the threads on the tensioners are messed up you will need new tensioners.

Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part and/or the notation "Not Available" is in the description, the part is not in stock. www.babbittsonline.com/pages/parts/viewbybrandand/parts.aspx
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