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Hi place machine on the centre stand, on the chain side of the bike you will see 2 x17mm bolts first undo these, secondly using the special c spanner from the tool kit locate the ecentric splined nut rite behind the sprocket turning this nut clockwise will loosen the chain, anticlockwise will tighten the chain, before adjustment always check the chain condition rotating the whee looking for extreme tightspots the chain should be considered as failed and replaced with a new 1, after tigtening chain re check for tension rotating the wheel and checking tightness all around, when happy retighten the 2 x 17mm nuts, do not overtighten these nuts, good luck easy job

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