is there any reason why adjusting this while the bike is on the kick stand a bad idea of is it fine?
it's the other way around... when the bike is on a side stand, the suspension is less compressed.Originally posted by nevada
ive done mine on the side stand, it was very easy.
if u do it on a rear stand, your going to have to set it a bit looser.
to accomodate for the suspension, when the bikes weight is applied
sir you are 100% WRONG!!!!! How can people own these types of bikes and not know this kind of stuff.. Just does not seem right to me..Originally posted by spitz04
The chain wont get tighter as the suspension compresses at all, the swingarm does not somehow magically get longer, the chain is just pivoting around the sprocket at a different angle.. Now if the chain was riding on some slider block then yea thats possible but that shouldnt be the case on our bikes..
Originally posted by tweakmon
I would have to disagree. As the suspension compresses, the rear sprocket is actually moving away from the front one, thus taking up more slack.
If the swingarm were perfectly parallel with the ground then I would agree, however it is pointing down at an angle, so logically when it moves upwards the rear wheel is moving away from the engine slightly, thus taking up some slack.