Hey guys just a small question. Is it normal that my chain seems to rest on my exhaust when standing still? I dunno how it is when driving.
I see the outlined parameter for setting the proper tension. If it is not within the parameter how do i adjust it? do i move the wheel as suggested above? Or is thee another method of setting the chain tension? Thank you i would take it to my dealer as im obviously not familiar with adjustment but they are 60 or so miles from me.Look at the sticker on your swingarm, it has the chain adjustment numbers listed on it.
My dealer (Frasers, Wollongong, NSW Australia) brought this exact example to my attention at time of delivery (obviously its a known issue as the chain initially stretch's it can fowl on the exhaust), same offer, bring it in for adjustment at NO charge.When I picked up my bike it was the one thing the dealer pointed out to me. He said bring it in straight away if it is touching the exhaust and they would adjust it (no charge).
There is only some grease on the exhaust, no scratch marks.Are you sure its definately resting on the exhaust? The chain on mine sits slightly above the exhaust but is should definately not touch it. Are there any marks on it? If it is you will just have to adjust it, easy to do takes maximum 10 minutes.
Agreed. Do the measurement according to the instructions on the swingarm sticker. That looks loose to me.That does look a bit closer to the exhaust than mine or that I would be comfortable with, like I said earlier you probably/should adjust your chain a little bit.
It doesn't hurt to also sight-line the chain to make sure it's running straight from the rear sprocket. I have a MotionPro chain tool that I use. It clamps to the sprocket. I haven't used it yet on the Pani, but do so on my other bike whenever I pop the rear wheel.First you need to have a torque wrench that can do 180 Nm, and a 36mm 12-point socket or 899 rear axle nut tool such as:
If you don't have those two things, you are out of luck. If you do, then the basic steps are:
1) Put the bike up on a rear spooled stand
2) Loosen the axle nut
3) Loosen the locknuts on each of the axle adjusters on each side
4) Turn the axle adjusters an equal amount on both sides until the chain is measured at the correct tension
4b) You have to make sure the axle blocks are seated against the adjusters fully when checking the tension, usually done by whacking the back of the tire with a mallet, fist, foot, or other such device.
5) Tighten the locknuts on the adjusters to 8Nm
6) Torque the rear axle nut to 180Nm