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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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tightening drive chain

i know the basic procedure, it's not hard to figure out... but will not having a rear-stand or center stand be a problem? i can see how it wouldn't make any difference at all and then i can see how it could make things difficult...
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 08:40 PM
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it makes things difficult thats all, procedurally still the same

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Where do you live? I'm sure there are many people on here that wouldn't mind loaning you a stand.
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I live only a few minutes from wink, but I'm down at school right now for my masters. I was actually just offered a great deal on a rear stand from a friend which I will be picking up when I get home for Easter, hopefully. So I got that going for me.... Which is nice.
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Don't over tighten, in fact, "adjusting" is a better term, many people run their chains too tight and I find more often than not i'm giving it a little more slack when picking up a new bike or working on setting someone elses up.

How much slack is in your chain right now?

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Hey, you're down at ISU if I remember correctly? I am too, I live by Heartland this year and I've got a rear stand if you want to come over and use it. PM me and I'll send you my address or something.
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Don't over tighten, in fact, "adjusting" is a better term, many people run their chains too tight and I find more often than not i'm giving it a little more slack when picking up a new bike or working on setting someone elses up.

How much slack is in your chain right now?
it's laying on the swing arm... it's pretty loose.

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Hey, you're down at ISU if I remember correctly? I am too, I live by Heartland this year and I've got a rear stand if you want to come over and use it. PM me and I'll send you my address or something.
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