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Old 04-24-2012, 04:39 AM   #1
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Hi , concerns ...

What are some of the consequences of applying force to tighten
the front sprocket while , oh let's say "being lazy" and leaving
the bike in gear in order to tighten it that way ?

I fear that my last mechanic might have tighten it that way when installing a new drive chain. I feel jerkiness in low gears and I fear that
my transmission might be damaged.

Thanks a lot

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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How is the tension on the chain currently? Is it adjusted properly?
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:55 AM   #3
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I fear that my last mechanic might have tighten it that way when installing a new drive chain. I feel jerkiness in low gears and I fear that my transmission might be damaged.
And I fear that you are being paranoid.

Doing that is quite common and puts less stress on the transmission than normal riding.

What you describe is most often caused by an old worn out chain that is WAY too loose........or a new one that is too tight.
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Thats what Im thinking, too tight. Or something like the adjuster came loose. When I started as a tech in 92 I'd just wrap the new chain around the front sprocket with a rag and grip the chain and zap it with an impact.
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Honsbeek, you should just start one thread for the same issue, which is the jerkiness you're experiencing.

Maybe our Moderators can combine this with the other one.
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Thanks for the feedback , Chain got must slag removed , but still got some annoying jerkiness in 1st and 2nd ...
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What's a "honsbeek?"
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What's a "honsbeek?"
You're pronouncing it wrong: it's "honsb... - EEK!"






And the problem is backlash in the drivetrain. It is COMMON for a pricepoint moto like the 919 (or the FZ-6, or the 599, or.... )
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