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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bad clanking

My chain on my 97 GSXR 750 was pretty loose so i tighten is as per the spec out of the manual and now it seems worse.. 1st and second gear going easy and its clunk clunk. seem to get better as i pick up speed. ther is between a 1/2 to 1 inch of play in the chain now. i bought the bike at the beginning of the year and the sprocket looks good. im new to the sportbikes so could you help me out.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 03:08 PM
 
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im no mechanic so dont take what i say too seriously, but have you tried shortening the chain?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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I will lool into it, I was just wondering if its hazerdous
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 03:14 PM
 
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i would say so. i dont know why really, but it just doesn't sound safe.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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a little lube goes along way, its pretty bad when i answered my own question. oh well live and learn.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 07:53 PM
 
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chain adjuster maybe...?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 08:40 PM
 
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Sounds like you have a tight-loose problem. Spin the wheel with your hand and see if the chain slack goes from in-spec to out-spec while rotating. Have a look at the front sprocket, because a worn front sprocket will do this. An old chain will do it as well, and adjusting the chain just made it obvious. Lube will quiet things down but you may still have a prob.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ill check the front sprocket tommorow, thanks
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-07-2006, 08:26 AM
 
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How's the chain look anyway? Maybe it's time to replace?



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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-07-2006, 08:50 AM
 
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How's the chain look anyway? Maybe it's time to replace?

Could be only some of the links are binding...probably is time for a replacement...

I have almost 17K on my chain and I'm not in the red yet...
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