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How do i tighten the chain please

Under the protective cover of the bar and chain on the motor are the nuts / bolts and chain tension adjustment screws.

Depending on model (you didn't include yours so generic instructions follow); removing the nuts / bolts that hold the cover in place will allow the bar and chain to be removed - or to adjust the chain tension on the bar with a long screw for that purpose. Once the tension is set with the adjustment screw it is locked into place when the cover is re-secured with the nuts / bolts.

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chain tensioner bad.
chain guide bad.

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I can't tighten the chain on my stihl ms 251 chain saw

Pull the side cover and check for a broken or misaligned chain tensioner. I assume that you have loosened the bar nut on the side cover before attempting to adjust the chain tension. The methiod varies depending on whether your model has the side chain tensioner or the quick chain tensioner.

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Both the 1985 honda xr250r and xr350 look loke they have self adjusting cam chain tensioners. You may have a broken tensioner or tensioner guide. With the age of the bike you may need a new cam chain. There is nothing to adjust so you need to just figure out if the chain is stretched , if a guide is broken, or if the tensioning mechanism is malfunctioning.

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How does the timing chain adjuster work? My motor is a little noisy and I was looking to tighten my timing chain. The manual doesnt tell me how to just adjust it. It tells me how to assemble it (not very...

Well I guess the type and model of motorcycle would help.

However, most camchain tensioners are basically automatic. They bear against a long, curved nylon dampener that rides the slack (trailing) side of the chain. This pressure is made by a spring inside the chain tensioner housing itself and is not a serviceable part.

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Usually the loose rear wheel has enough motion to allow the chain to close up. You may have to back off the wheel position adjusters to get this to happen. Push the coupling link through the chain ends toward the wheel side and install the free link, then the clip so that the closed end is pointing in the direction of normal chain motion. Adjust the wheel to set chain tension so that the chain will move about 3/4 inch up and down. Balance the two adjusters so that the tire is centered between the swing arms. Tighten the axle securely, then tighten the chain adjusters firmly. Recheck for free play in chain as above. Make sure the clip is properly seated in both pin grooves.

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