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Clicking Noise after chain adjustment

Just adjust my chain at my friends house tonight and when we tightened everything up i get a wierd clickin noise sounding like its comin from the front sprocket only when bike is off... well i cant hear it when am riding for that matter any clues?? 02 GSXR600
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Just adjust my chain at my friends house tonight and when we tightened everything up i get a wierd clickin noise sounding like its comin from the front sprocket only when bike is off... well i cant hear it when am riding for that matter any clues?? 02 GSXR600
you adjust both adjusters the same amount?
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yea... but before i got their my chain was pretty far out of adjustment so we were thinkin it could be bc of that which would cause the front sprocket teeth to wear down... but idk
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i didnt notice a power problem or the bike hesitating or anything had to ride home 45min
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if its making a noise, get your back end up on a stand, and check the chain well for links that dont move freely, kinks, tight spots, and things of that nature. usually, a chain with a link that just doesnt move anymore will do that.
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make sure you didn't overtighten the chain. there should be about an inch of slack. this is to allow the rear suspension to move up and down.

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make sure you didn't overtighten the chain. there should be about an inch of slack. this is to allow the rear suspension to move up and down.

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Thanx but already have the correct amount of free movement
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No offense but have you cleaned your chain lately and lubed it? Also,if you have links that are not moving freely,you should look at that. You might need a new chain or it's not in alignment. Don't ignore this as you might end up breaking a chain and that's no fun!

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No offense but have you cleaned your chain lately and lubed it? Also,if you have links that are not moving freely,you should look at that. You might need a new chain or it's not in alignment. Don't ignore this as you might end up breaking a chain and that's no fun!
yup yup, I've mentioned allignment, but yea a broke chain can really f**k sh*t up my rear wheel has marks were it has slung a chain with a previous owner.
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Just adjust my chain at my friends house tonight and when we tightened everything up i get a wierd clickin noise sounding like its comin from the front sprocket only when bike is off... well i cant hear it when am riding for that matter any clues?? 02 GSXR600
How many miles on the chain and sprocket? Most likely a stiff or kinked chain if you did the adjustment correctly. It could also be the sprocket itself.
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How many miles on the chain and sprocket? Most likely a stiff or kinked chain if you did the adjustment correctly. It could also be the sprocket itself.
Rode bike today and their was no noise or sound bike sounds fine gonna go up to suzuki tomorrow and have them just do a quick walk around
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I would seriously check each link on the chain for a kink. Cause that is what it sounds like! If its kinked... the front sprocket won't get it... it will be the rear... the front is steel, and alot of the rears are alum... and worst case like my old vortex... not case hardend

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I would seriously check each link on the chain for a kink. Cause that is what it sounds like! If its kinked... the front sprocket won't get it... it will be the rear... the front is steel, and alot of the rears are alum... and worst case like my old vortex... not case hardend

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WOW!!! That's exactly why I gave up on alum sprockets and especially Vortex sprockets. The weight savings isn't worth the loss of longevity IMHO.

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BTW have you tried the Sidewinder Tri-Metal sprockets? I had one on my '03 GSXR with about 10,000 and it still looked good. Sold it with the bike(lazy) and am thinking of getting another when my stock sprocket goes bad. Any thoughts? Oh prob with this unit is the $170 price tag. That buys alot of Sunstars!

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