Yet another chain adjust question
I just changed my sprocket, and got to the chain adjust part. Just for giggles, after reading my Shop Manual (the 8 1/2 x 11, by 1 1/2" thick book) i read a bunch of threads here.
My Shop Manual for my 2013 DL650 says, "Support the motorcycle on a jack". There follows a caution note to make sure it is securely supported.
Then I can adjust the chain to have 20 to 30mm of slack per their diagram (slack is midpoint on bottom chain).
Threads here say to adjust the chain with the bike on the side stand (someone quoted his 'Manual'), another says on the center stand.
I cannot find my owners manual right now to see what that says.
So, what is it?
BTW, I have a stand that will pick up the rear of the bike by spools on the swingarm. This will load the shock absorber while allowing me to turn the rear wheel and slide it fore and aft. My correct question should therefore be should the suspension be loaded (weight on the wheels) when I begin the chain adjustment?
Last edited by Ratchet; 07-29-2019 at 08:10 AM.