1st chain adjustment - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL1000A - 2014-2016 DL1000A - 2014-2016 (L4-L6)

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 06-13-2014, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 209
1st chain adjustment

Damn that 36mm nut is tight from the factory, granted I used a 3/8" drive ratchet to 1/2 " for the socket, it bent the ratchet using a cheater bar. And every time I went to tighten up the adjustment screws and finally torque down the 36mm nut either the left or right side would go out of adjustment slightly, my '12 V-Strom was never that difficult.
jmackd1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 06-15-2014, 03:34 AM
OR-Strom's Avatar
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Oregon
Posts: 45
I guess something can be said about having the right tools. I had zero problems adjusting mine the first and second times.
OR-Strom is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 06-15-2014, 04:27 AM
xamdarb's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: BC
Posts: 161
Don't use a 3/8 ratchet for that high of torque, unless you like breaking them.
Use a breaker bar or a good quality 1/2 ratchet.
I also had no problem with mine, although I agree, it was on there very tight from factory.

xamdarb is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 06-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Posts: 175
Tight, but not impossible for an 8" crescent wrench and a snipe made from an old bicycle seat post. Checked with a torque wrench - within a couple of Nm.

Proved the road kit can tighten the chain or get the rear wheel off - essential for touring.
V-Gehts is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 06-15-2014, 01:05 PM
ToadRide's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Nelson BC
Posts: 1,041
Put my big Crescent on it and it easily loosened. Will be travelling with a much smaller version so I hope it will work.
ToadRide is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome