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Hi all,

I'm trying to sort this out but my local Honda "dealer" has no clue, whole other story....

I'm concerned my bikes chain has too much slack but can't get a reading that I'm confident in. Forgive me, I'm measuring on side stand, due to corona waiting on maintenance stand and can't have anyone to come help out so I know that's an issue a bit....

I'm measuring 1.75" (44.5mm) slack, pushing down is fine, but when pushing up the chain touches the swing arm lower rub strip before I can measure so I'm just measuring the chain thickness essentially on the upwards measurement.

At rest the chain sits on the upper swing arm rub strip...

My measurement says I'm in manual specs but I'm not 100% convinced. Too add to my issues, it's a Canadian version... Apparently Honda didn't think we needed tool kits here so no pin spanner on hand to do the chain tension, that's on Covid backorder too....

Thanks so much for your patience and helping in advance.

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Hi all,

I'm trying to sort this out but my local Honda "dealer" has no clue, whole other story....

I'm concerned my bikes chain has too much slack but can't get a reading that I'm confident in. Forgive me, I'm measuring on side stand, due to corona waiting on maintenance stand and can't have anyone to come help out so I know that's an issue a bit....

I'm measuring 1.75" (44.5mm) slack, pushing down is fine, but when pushing up the chain touches the swing arm lower rub strip before I can measure so I'm just measuring the chain thickness essentially on the upwards measurement.

At rest the chain sits on the upper swing arm rub strip...

My measurement says I'm in manual specs but I'm not 100% convinced. Too add to my issues, it's a Canadian version... Apparently Honda didn't think we needed tool kits here so no pin spanner on hand to do the chain tension, that's on Covid backorder too....

Thanks so much for your patience and helping in advance.

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Hi all,

I'm trying to sort this out but my local Honda "dealer" has no clue, whole other story....

I'm concerned my bikes chain has too much slack but can't get a reading that I'm confident in. Forgive me, I'm measuring on side stand, due to corona waiting on maintenance stand and can't have anyone to come help out so I know that's an issue a bit....

I'm measuring 1.75" (44.5mm) slack, pushing down is fine, but when pushing up the chain touches the swing arm lower rub strip before I can measure so I'm just measuring the chain thickness essentially on the upwards measurement.

At rest the chain sits on the upper swing arm rub strip...

My measurement says I'm in manual specs but I'm not 100% convinced. Too add to my issues, it's a Canadian version... Apparently Honda didn't think we needed tool kits here so no pin spanner on hand to do the chain tension, that's on Covid backorder too....

Thanks so much for your patience and helping in advance.

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Have you tried one of these to get a bit more accuracy ??

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Hi - It's fine though I would go for slightly more tight in your case.
I would also give the rear wheel a few spins before tightening up the bearing holder. This is to make sure you don't have any tight spots on the chain.

Then I'd just go for a small ride and see if I'm getting any noise.

You are better off buying the pin tool, so I'd recommend you get that anyway,
 

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AA, I have 2 tools sets, and I was gonna just send you my spare spanner for postage, but I checked Partzilla and they are different part numbers. darn... if you face a big wait, order from Partzilla now. their site says they have it in stock.

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fact is, the OEM tools are crap anyway, so you're far better off just putting together a little set of sockets, hex keys, and spanners, that do everything necessary. all you need from Honda is the spanner and the fuse puller...
 

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AA, I have 2 tools sets, and I was gonna just send you my spare spanner for postage, but I checked Partzilla and they are different part numbers. darn... if you face a big wait, order from Partzilla now. their site says they have it in stock.

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fact is, the OEM tools are crap anyway, so you're far better off just putting together a little set of sockets, hex keys, and spanners, that do everything necessary. all you need from Honda is the spanner and the fuse puller...
Alright thanks for the advice! Though that spanner looks right... What year is that from?
 
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