What Kinda Bike Is That?
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
A boss on #4 and adjuster #7 hold the engine in place. The through bolt fits inside those pieces. When I first put my guard on and was yet unfamiliar with the bike, I had the same concern. After taking off the nut, the bolt moved far too easily to be supporting any weight so I knew it was okay to remove it.
#4 interests me. Do you remember this photo? It is the inside face, (against the motor), of the countersprocket. The outside face has not been touched.
Exactly the same thing happened to the new sprocket that I replaced the one above with. Chain alignment is fine. But, the bike has taken goodly beatings and I am wondering if the motor has shifted.
After the holidays, I am going to tear apart the swingarm and pivot arm, (where the rear shock mounts), and replace all of the bearings in those two items. But an "adjusting screw" has got me thinking......
Any thoughts or input would be appreciated.
2007 DL-650 (I gave away in 2012 with 111,000 + miles)
"A word grows to a thought; a thought to an idea; an idea to an act. All the pieces are put together, and the whole is yours."
1942, Beryl Markham: "West With the Night"
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