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Old 11-07-2012, 07:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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GT Chain adjust

The way to adjust the chain on the GT I just bought looks the same as the 955i. Looks like the same tool.

Today, after 400 ODO miles, I adjusted the chain. It took forever!! The spanner barely grabs and is always slipping off.

Is there a better spanner tool or better procedure to adjust the chain???

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not quite sure what you mean.
The tool isn't the best however after the securing nut is loosened the eccentric cam adjuster should move fairly easily, easily enough for cheapo C spanner to move it?
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I had the same issues, with the spanner slipping off. Just took some patience. THe hub itself moved freely.
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Check out Ebay for an aftermarket improved version
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Chain Adjusster

The tool provided to adjust the chain on the GT Sprint is not as good as previous models.

I have resorted to using a pin punch (very carefully).
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Since I previosuly owned a 955i ST, I did compare the two adjusters. I agree that the older adjuster is better made.

I am going to modify my GT wrench in the following manner....

The first is to weld the handle to the tool. Then, I am going to weld washes to the side of the spanner. Braze is more correct.

After observing how this tool slips off, it appears to slip off to the side. By adding "thickness" to the wrench, this will push against the sprocket and at least hold the gadget on the sprocket.

Yes, I have the pinch bolt full loose. With 400 miles only, this area is very clean. I am not anticipating many chain adjustments, but when I have to do one, I want it to be easy to do.........J
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Don't get too carried away with welding washers to the side of the tool!! When you have the spanner correctly on the adjuster, the heads of the sprocket bolts will just clear the wrench.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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There's at least one eBay seller with a stainless version that's much better than stock. Same c-spanner as the Ducati 1098 and several others. I bought one of these tools from this seller (bsanut) a few years ago; no complaints here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-Chai...b10299&vxp=mtr

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I just placed my order for this adjusting tool. $34 including shipping. The stock adjuster was so difficult to use.

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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For me at least I never noticed any difference between my "04 Sprint ST adjuster and my "04 Daytona adjuster or my 2011 Sprint GT one.

I also don't have a real problem adjusting my chain with the std cheese tool supplied in the tool kit.
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