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It sounds like you need a new chain and sprockets. Being able to pull the chain off the sprocket at 3 o'clock and having tight and loose spots are bad signs. The chain slack up to down should be 0.8-1.2 inches at the tightest spot on the run with the bike on the side stand and no extra weight, person or luggage, on it. Measure the chain stretched out at the loosest part of the run. The distance between 20 links (21 pins with start and stop pin included) should be no more than 12.57 inches. If there are any visible kinks between links are noticed or there is red dust present not from red earth in the area, the chain also needs to be replaced.