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I am still learning so please try to understand. As stated before I have been on old BMW's for 25 years. How the heck do you adjust the chain on my new to me '99 speed triple? I have manual on order but find it hard to believe that something required seems to be so involved. Thanks for your help.
 

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do you have a tool kit for it ?
 

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Whelp whut cha do dere is git a long, tick screwdrivah and a hammah. Alls it takes is uh good whack on da eksentric nut cam ting and away ya goes.
 

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timan, There should be a tool kit under your seat that holds a c type spanner, Put the bike on a paddock stand and undo the bolt that is at the rear of the hub of the swingarm, With the C spanner locate the grooves just behind the the rear sprocket You can't miss it look directly at the back of the sprocket and you will see where the grooves are to locate the spanner now move the spanner and you will see the chain tighten or slacken, Get to the adjustment you need, tighten the bolt to the correct torque setting and your away. :)
 

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Well, this seems to be going good. To the first response; yes I have a tool kit; no wrench for axle. No big deal it's a 46 mm or 1 13/16 in. still don't know procedure. As for the second response; have another beer.
 

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Stampy, thanks for the reply. Do I need to loosen both sides or just the nut on the sprocket side? Thanks again.
 

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there are 2 -15mm bolts at the end of the swing arm just loosen them and insert the wrench around the acentric, counter clockwise tightens the chain right-up
 

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leave 35 -40 mm of play, I did it with out a rear stand. It's a bit confusing at first, but once you do it, you'll realize it's pretty easy. The 1050's have only one bolt holding it tight, proof that they're more efficient and better :razz:

[ This message was edited by: Triple_Rider on 2007-02-09 05:22 ]
 

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On 2007-02-09 01:21, Triple_Rider wrote:
The 1050's have only one bot holding it tight, proof that they're more efficient and better :razz:
And what a bot it is!
 

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I like the breast armour on the outfit :cool:
 
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