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new chains, do they stretch after first few hundred miles? - September 10, 2011, 04:28 PM

i put on a new rk 530 xso on my fz1, and set the slack to 1" at the middle of the swingarm. i did a 261 mile ride today, and re-checked the chain slack. at the same spot it's now showing 1.5". i readjusted back to 1".

is it normal for new chains to stretch and "settle" after the first few hundred miles?


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Chains don't stretch, the chain wheels and rollers wear causing slack. Don't set it up tight thinking it'll stretch, it makes them wear quicker.


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September 10, 2011, 07:54 PM

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...Don't set it up tight thinking it'll stretch, it makes them wear quicker.
It will stress the bearings on your engines countershaft if set too tight. You ride around w/ a chain set too tight and you'll feel it through the chassis.
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It will stress the bearings on your engines countershaft if set too tight.
if you set it up that tight it will break 1st.


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Chains don't stretch, the chain wheels and rollers wear causing slack. Don't set it up tight thinking it'll stretch, it makes them wear quicker.
"stretch" is probably the wrong word. what i meant to say is "settle." does that make more sense?

i set it in the middle of the spec of the fz1 service manual.


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"stretch" is probably the wrong word. what i meant to say is "settle." does that make more sense?

i set it in the middle of the spec of the fz1 service manual.
Instead of settle we can call it Rainbowbrite

I don't care what you call it, I'd recommend you loosen it up.


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Chains are like valves and hookers...better too loose than too tight


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Chains are like valves and hookers...better too loose than too tight
Wait wat?


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Wait wat?
Too tight means you can't get your Peepee in...


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Too tight means you can't get your Peepee in...
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Will do...send me a hooker


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