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#1 SOTY

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 11:56 PM

Ok, I'm stoopid... How do you adjust the chain tension on the VFR 6th gen? Is it near the sprocket or sumptin?

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:07 AM

There is a spanner wrench with a flat extension tube in your tool kit. Loosen the pinch bolt at the aft end of the swingarm. Take the spanner wrench and set it into the toothed wheel on the swingarm side of the wheel hub. It works in either the clockwise or counter-clockwise direction, depending on how much adjustment needs to be put in or taken out if you set ti too tight. When you have the chain properly adjusted, remove the spanner and tighten the pinch bolt. All done.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:12 AM

I just did mine yesterday, first time ever. Clockwise to loosen and counter clockwise to tighten the chain.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:48 AM

Ok, I'm stoopid... How do you adjust the chain tension on the VFR 6th gen? Is it near the sprocket or sumptin?


Have you looked in the owner's manual? I'm pretty sure it's in there. :blink:

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 04:28 AM

The pinch bolt is a 17mm ....FWIW.. easy to do and NOTE you should NOT need to use a hammer n punch to move it as some have posted on here that previous owners had before them..

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 06:47 AM

It is the easiest chain to adjust on any motorcycle made. Your owners manual explains the whole thing.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:12 AM

Torque spec on the pinch bolt is 54, btw.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:41 AM

Torque spec on the pinch bolt is 54, btw.


BTW, that is 54 Lbs-ft or 74 N-m


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If this is your first chain adjustment resist the urge to make it tighter than the spec 1"-1 3/8" at its tightest point.

Sometimes; n00bs to chain adjustment, think that tighter is better for they think it will stay in spec longer.........Tiz' not true. On the Loose side is better than on the tight side when it comes to chains.

Edited by rad, 20 May 2008 - 09:42 AM.


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Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:27 AM

Here's the adjuster ring you're looking for:

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Soichiro is right. The VFR's chain is trivial to adjust compared to standard swingarms.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 03:15 AM

Here's the adjuster ring you're looking for:

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Soichiro is right. The VFR's chain is trivial to adjust compared to standard swingarms.


Is the pinch bolt the one just under and to the right of the arrow pointing to the adjuster ring in the photo? If so, then to tighten my chain I loosen that bolt, and turn the adjuster ring counter clockwise if I were looking at the bike from the swingarm side?




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