1. Check the chain tension
Grasp the lower part of the chain somewhere in the middle, between the front and rear sprockets, and move the chain up and down.
As the chains do not spatter evenly, you need to look through the chain If there is an uneven chain change, it is very likely that you need to tighten it.
To adjust the chain, you need to do the following:
– Put the motorcycle on the peg and check the chain tension again. Remember that the tension of the motor chain on the stender can vary in comparison with the previous check, due to a different weight distribution.
Keep this in mind, because the “tight” tightened chain while the motorcycle is on the stender, can be too tight when it is removed from it.
– Loosen the axle screw. When you do this, most motorcycles need to be removed.
– When this is done, adjust the chain by adjusting the screw at the ends of the rear fork.
– When you tighten the chain to the desired value, re-tighten the shaft screw and insert the new fuse.
2. Cleaning the chain
To maximize your chains, you need to keep it clean. Most engines now use long-lasting “o-ring” chains, but surface lubrication is still necessary.
Cleaning the chain is a dirty and frustrating job, but greatly increases the life span of the chain, which should be kept in mind considering the prices of chains and sprockets. Cleaning is done as follows:
– Apply the cleaner on a dry brush and then start cleaning the dirt from the chain.
– When you have removed all impurities, clear the chain completely before applying a fresh lubricant.
3. Chain lubrication:
For the best result, spray the lubricant on the inside of the chain, while turning the wheel with it, achieve uniform application. The whole process will be much easier if you have a punch.
As tires and lubricants are not a good combination, it is advisable to protect the rear tire when applying the lubricant!
Chains today last longer than ever, but also cost more.