G'day Mutley owners! I've just given myself a telling off for being on the computer at this time on a warm Saturday afternoon......however, needs must
I just wondered what folks views are on the best way to check and adjust the chain tension. I have just spent a bit of time faffing about, following the owners manual:-
With bike on centre stand, rotate rear wheel to find the tightest point on the chain. It seems to need 2.75 wheel turns or so to 1 chain revolution
Found tightest point, noted rear tyre position relative to ground, and dropped off centre stand, rolled back to so rear tyre is in the same position, pushed the back of Bike down, then dropped it on to the sidestand
Pushed chain down at the mid-point, as per the manual (seems to be just next to the rearmost end of the lower swingarm chain slider)
Measure to centre of chain links from bottom of ally swing arm at the same mid-way point
Result: 55mm, should be 50 - 52mm (not 50 / 52 as per the Italioenglish manual
I have yet to adjust the chain (don't often need to with a Scottoiler) but before I do I just wanted to check my method was similar to others?
I assume we all use the sidestand, or has someone worked out an accurate way of increasing the slack figure so we can adjust on the centre stand?
When on side stand - front wheel straight or in the steering lock position ? (wheel to the left)
Do you need anyone sitting on the bike, or is the owners manual bang on?
Any other tips?