Dumb real axle flip question
O.K. this may not be the correct place for this question but I will try anyway.
I recently removed/re-installed my rear wheel after having someone else (Cycle Gear) actually put the new tire on the wheel.
Here's the problem. When I put the new tire on I flipped the axle end-to-end as recommended by a lot of V-Strom'ers, which worked much better. The problem is that, when I installed the axle/wheel I had to loosen the chain adjustment bolts on both sides just to get the axle in. And even after loosening it about 1 full turn, the chain is tight. Like much tighter than it was before I started.
This make no sense at all to me. Why would the adjustment change when replacing a tire? Any chance I totally screwed the pooch on this?
Thanks in advance.
Kevan "Wretch with a wrench" Garrett