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how to tighten a chain on a dirt bike

how to tighten a chain on a dirt bike

You will need to loosen it so that it turns with no tension. Step #2 – Take the 12MM (or whatever size you need) wrench and loosen the lock nuts, which are against the swingarm. Losen both sides. Step #3 – With a wrench, turn the tension bolt out, until the chain feels tight enough.

A chain that keeps getting loose is usually caused by the rear axle and chain tensioning bolts not being tightened. It can also be caused not by a worn out chain, sprocket teeth, or chains being too tight, but by not stretching the chain enough, lube not being applied evenly or not, and not having the correct size chain for the bike.

FAQ about how to tighten a chain on a dirt bike

A loose chain on a motorbike is usually caused by loose rear axle bolts or chain tensioning bolts not being tightened enough. It can also be caused by a new chain not being worn in enough, worn out sprocket teeth, and having too tight a tension.

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