Author chain & rear sprocket aligment  (Read 271 times)

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  • Offline vklee   my

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    chain & rear sprocket aligment
    on: April 11, 2022, 05:32:47 am
    April 11, 2022, 05:32:47 am
    Hi All,

    I'm a new rider, got my multi950 (2017) year ago, bike running 9K++ km.

    Anyone have this problem? Is this abnormal or just my over worried.
    I tried to adjust with alignment tool, but chain still not centred in the rear sprocket.
    Sign of scrubbing on the inner side of the chain, although always lube after every ride.

    Hope someone can advise here, can I add few washers between the sprocket to offset the gap?

    Thanks all in advance.   

  • Offline DesmoD   gb

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    Re: chain & rear sprocket aligment
    Reply #1 on: April 11, 2022, 12:21:33 pm
    April 11, 2022, 12:21:33 pm
    What chain alignment tool are you using? It would be very interesting to see how its results compare to your adjustment indicators or even a ruler measuring off a reference point.

    If I was concerned about misalignment causing wear, the rear sprocket inside face would be worth inspecting to see if you are getting wear.

    But the fact it isn't central wouldn't cause me much concern unless I could see wear. One only factor is if you have already had a chain and sprocket change that has caused an offset due to aftermarket parts etc.

    I think the reality is the chain will not float centrally on either sprocket and you just need to check for wear. I think it would take a significantly noticeable misalignment to wear it out and you would see this on adjustment indicators.