2nd/3rd gear jolting?
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    2nd/3rd gear jolting?

    Afternoon,

    I came back from a ride out yesterday, and going round the town towards the end of the ride, I found that in 2nd gear at 3-4k RPMs then coming/easing off the throttle, it would do an initial jolt before settling down (when I say jolt, it's pretty rough). I noticed this a little in 3rd gear, but the other gears were all OK. (though have noticed quite a bit more engine vibration recently at 70mph)

    If I give it a good going in 2nd gear, high RPM - there is no harsh jolt.

    I never noticed this before (had the bike since 2017) so not sure whether it's the bike, or just me, so thought I'd see if anyone has any thoughts... Could a bad chain / sprockets cause this?

    Thanks
    M34

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    loose chain yes

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    How much chain slack have you got?

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    Cheers for both of your replies. I'll take a look at tightening the chain tonight after work to see if it improves it! Fingers crossed...

    @Tifa - see below for pics of chain slack.

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    If you haven't noticed it before then it sounds like something is coming loose quite quickly.

    Check that the back wheel is locked into place correctly.

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