Join Date: Apr 2011
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Looking for opinions..................
I recently used method #1 to adjust my chain slack to 3.5 cm however I've been getting different options on what is the correct way. Googling various articles on the Internet there seems to be a few different opinions on what is the correct way. Even the Kawasaki service manual is slightly ambiguous on this question. It only provides a diagram that alludes to either method 1 or 2. You will get a larger measurement if you measure the distance between pulling the chain downward all the way and then pulling the chain upward compared with measuring the distance from the "at rest" position of the chain to pulling it all the way up. So which is correct?
Note we can assume a measurement is taken from the center point of the chain run where the chain is slackest and using the same edge of the chain to perform both measurements (top edge of chain on bottom run) as this is specified in the manual.
1) Do you measure chain slack from pulling the chain all the way down to pulling the chain all the way up? Yields biggest number.
2) Do you measure from the at rest position of the chain to pulling the chain all the way up?
3) Do you measure from the at rest position of the chain to pulling the chain all the way down? Yields a smaller number than #2.
4) Do you measure as in #1 but divide by 2? A few articles mention this method. Yields the smallest number.
Since no one answered you really....
Option #2 - Measure it from the rest position of the cahin to pulling the chain all the way up.
Video Below which is good.
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