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post #1 of 3 Old 05-17-2010, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Question Lowering and chain

Does lowering with longer dog bones maken the chain tighter?
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There will be less slack. Minimum slack is at the point where the front sprocket, swingarm pivot and rear sprocket centers are in line. Lowering the rear brings those parts closer to that position so there is less slack. Chain tightness is determined by the swingarm chain adjusters and those do not change when lowering so, if the chain adjustment was correct before lowering, there is no need to re-adjust.

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There will be less slack. Minimum slack is at the point where the front sprocket, swingarm pivot and rear sprocket centers are in line. Lowering the rear brings those parts closer to that position so there is less slack. Chain tightness is determined by the swingarm chain adjusters and those do not change when lowering so, if the chain adjustment was correct before lowering, there is no need to re-adjust.
Thanks for the info. Today is the first day I have riden it after putting the new links on and on my way to work I thought it sounded kind of tight . When I got to work I checked and it might be a little too taught. I will readjust it when I get off work. I've been doing a whole lawn/garden redo at the house so I'm down on ride time. But thanks for your knowledge.
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