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Look for a small screw head either on the right side by the chain sprocket cover, or in the front of the saw. This is the chain tensioner, but it will not move unless you loosen the nuts hold the chain sprocket cover, since those bolts go through the chain bar guide you are trying to move. Just loosen them enough to be able to turn the chain tensioner screw and then retighten them when you have the proper tension. Good luck.

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The chain has come off. I put it back but it is too loose. How do I tighten it


Should be a screw next to the bar. you can tighten it and it will tighten the chain. Keep in mind that the 2 bolts holding the bar and cover in place have to be loose to do this.

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I tightened my chain on my 04 r6 and after I tightened everything back up I can barey roll it in neutral when I'm sitting on it. Can you over tighten the rear axle nut?


YES, and you set the chain tension with - Countershaft sprocket centerline, the swingarm bolt centerline, and the rear axle nut centerline - ALL THREE IN A STRAIGHT LINE....Use a yardstick to make sure they are IN LINE!!! Have one of your fat buddies sit on it while you adjust the chain. Make sure the chain runs IN A STRAIGHT LINE regardless of the marks on the chain tensioners!!!!!!!! I have always loosened the chain a lot, kicking the tire forward so when I CORRECTLY adjust the chain it is MUCH EASIER to make sure the chain is in straight line (you should remove the chain guard so you can see the chain), do it slowly, rotating the tire while watching the chain, making sure IT RUNS TRUE!! - Forget the alignment marks!!... then slowly get the tension correct (with your fat buddy sitting on it).. remember what 3 things HAVE to be in a straight line... snug the tensioners good - NOW tighten the axle...do not over tighten. THEN finish snugging down the chain tensioners. reinstall the chain guard. Double check the axle nut!!!!

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How do you adjust chain


Flip bicycle up-side-down so it sits on the seat and handlebars. Loosen the 2 nuts that hold the rear wheel on. Sitting behind the bike on the ground, so that you can align the wheel to a straight position, pull the wheel back so that the chain is snug. You don't need to pull hard, just hold the wheel in place and straight. Using the other hand, slowly tighten the axle nuts back down until the wheel is held in place. Once the nuts are tight enough to securely hold the wheel, tighten the nuts. Sometimes this method will make the chain too tight. If this happens, repeat the process as above, only this time when you go to tighten the nuts back down, squeeze the chain slightly to create a bit of slack. Ideally, the chain will be tight enough not to skip or slip, and at the same time, loose enough not to make noise, bind up, or do any damage.

There are "chain tensioners" available that hook around the rear dropouts of the frame and also around the axle, allowing you to tighten the chain to exact specs. simply by tightening or loosening adjuster screws. They will also help to keep things from loosening up over time. These make things much easier and I highly suggest looking into them.

Use any of a variety of oils and lubes available, but try to avoid WD-40 for chain lube. It will stop a squeak for now and make things seem to move smoother, but in the long run, WD-40 will attract dirt and debris to the constantly moving parts of your chain and can shorten the life of a chain considerably. Hope this helps.

~Ed

Jul 13, 2014 | Huffy 26 in. Cranbrook Cruiser Bike

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Seems to petal to hard ??


Easy answer? Check you tire inflation.

More complex? It could be a number of things starting with your chain too tight. Have someone hold the back of the bike up and turn the crank to see if it turns easy. Take note of the chain; at some point when turning slowly you should see it/feel it loosen. If it seems really tight undo your rear axle bolts and adjust the chain so it has about a quarter inch of slack. Make sure that the wheel is centered before you tighten the bolts back down.

This also could be a problem: the back wheel wasn't secure and it is rubbing on the frame. Center the tire between the frame and tighten the bolts.

If all that is OK then it could be bad or over tight bearings.Then it is really bike shop time.

Mar 19, 2013 | Huffy 26 in. Cranbrook Cruiser Bike

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New Rancher 455. Ran for a few minutes then tried to tighten chain but adjuster was maxed out (completely tight clockwise). Removed cover, now can't get tension adjusting pin in hole in bar....pin sits...


Ok.. with the cover off the clutch you notice the screw and the pin that is suppose to go into the hole.. with the chain on the bar back the screw until the pin sits in the hole of the bar.. The chain should be lose you will see the chain dangle at the bottom of the bar.. put the cover back on with it lose.. hand tighten the two nuts that hold the cover on. with the bar in hand and you pulling the bar up make sure the two nuts are on tight enough so the bar does not move but dont over tighten it. tighten the screw you will notice the chain starting to move, and start to tighten up.. once the chain is in the grove of the bar grab the chain and move the chain with your hand to make sure you have not over tighten it. if the chain moves freely and is not lose ( you can also double check how tight it is by grabbing the chain below the bar and letting it go if it snaps back into the bar and doesnt hang there you are where you need to be.) tighten the two nuts up on the cover and start up the saw. Run the saw to make sure everything is all set and nothing is lose before cutting.. If the chain never get to tighten up you need a new chain. buy a new chain and follow the steps again. let me know if you have any questions

Jun 19, 2011 | Husqvarna , No.455 Rancher, 20" Gas -...

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Too little chain adjustment. A new chain can be tighten but adjustment screw is already at the end of its slot. During the first use of the new chain, the chain will stretch. Then, the adjustment screw...


It must be the wrong chain, stamped into the bar will be all the information you need, it will give you the drive link count, this will always be an even number, 56/64/68/72 are the most common chains

Jun 10, 2011 | Husqvarna , No.455 Rancher, 20" Gas -...

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Unable to tighten chain .. too droopy.


There are usually two 7/16" nuts on the side of the chain saw. Loosen those a little first, then turn the screw to tighten the chain - not too tight or you'll stretch out the chain when you use it. Don't forget to re-tighten the two nuts before using the chainsaw.


May 16, 2009 | Remington Electric Chain Saw

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Chainsaw chain came off/is loose


You need to tighten the chain, and or remove and reinstall the chain depending on whether or not it has come off the drive wheel. The chain drive is on the right hand side of the saw, and there are either two nuts (about 1/2 inch or 13mm) holding the chain on, or there is a little half round handle you can use to tighten the chain after it is on the drive wheel properly. The saws with the two nuts on them have a small flat blade screw on the backside on the bar that you tighten the chain with. And to make things more confusing, some of the newer bars have a round hole in them, that after you loosen the two bolts, you stick a screwdriver in the hole and turn it clockwise to tighten the bar, then you re tighten the 2 nuts.
Since from your description that it wont engage to cut, you will have to remove and reinstall the chain since it is loose from the drive wheel. Clean out all the wood chips, etc in the drive wheel area before you reinstall the chain, make sure it is not on backwards and sharpen and oil it before you use it. Rick

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After i use chainsaw the chain loosend


First you loosen 2 bar nuts , then tighten adjuster screw ,this is on cover behind bar nuts or between bar nuts or inside bar on crankcase depending on what model you have ,its also helpfull to lift nose of bar while you tighten adjuster,dont over tighten chain ,then tighten bar nuts

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How to tighten the chain!


Hi bcross92592. You might want to check this website out. www.ducatisuite.com It has step by step instructions on how to adjust your chain amongst other things, and he also has a monster. Hope this helps you.

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