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Just bought a cougar for £200 she needs a bit of love. Firstly the chain is slack does any one know how to tighton it ? and it had a new battery in december 09 and its worn out is there a hereditory fault that would cause this?

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Hi, with regards to your chain,
if your slacken the rear spindel bolts but dont take it out, the wheel becomes free, then you have adjusters either side on the swing arm were the spindle goes through,
i belive its either a 12mm or 13mm spanner and tighten the adjusters untill the chain becomes tighter, u need roughly about hald 2 - 2.5 cm slack on the chain so it does not snap.
then do up the spindle bolts and check the alignment on the adjusters, if theres both the same then your good to go. (remember to loob the chain befor you ride it though)

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