it bothers me to no end that the markings on the swing arm are COMPLETELY USELESS for aligning the chain... I chased my tail quite a bit figuring that out and bought a very similar chain adjustment tool to what you're using.I'm on vacation ( I finally changed my job to which it will now be profitable to travel every day by motorbike, 60% closer to home and almost 40% higher salary )
so I do chain adjustment today,
Few days ago mailman bring me this from aliexpress:
( Last one I destroyed, I try to convert to laser chain alignment but I didn't succeed, the laser moved during gluing with two-component glue and the laser doesn't go straight but "runs away" a little to the side. I'll have to try to peel that glue off and do it again. If I manage to make the laser stand straight it will be posted here. )
I can say this new one is good.
The rear hugger is a simple and cheap mod. Good call on removing the front fender or at least loosening it. I drilled right into my finger installing a front fender on mine... felt like a dope. I don't know if it's possible to fully remove the front fender without removing a lot of other stuff, maybe even the tire, but loosening it at least helps to avoid drilling the tireInstalled the rear fender mud guard today. Kinda surprised that the factory doesn't include it, I mean it couldn't increase the bike cost but a few bucks. Couldn't get that damn plug out of the swing arm, snapped the top clean off and I have the tool for removing it. Oh well just ran a sheet metal screw into it along with putting a rubber grommet thru the hole. Won't get the front fender extender till 1st of next month. Will take the fender off, not drilling that close to the tire not with my luck. Oh forgot I added a bit of foam to the "nuts section" of the seat to keep from sliding up. Works great helps to cradle the butt where it belongs.