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I had chain tighted after 120 miles. And now just before 600 miles Frist service due it needs doing again?
 

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The dealers done it then I took a pic where it should be and now it's loose again I do trash it.
 

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The dealers done it then I took a pic where it should be and now it's loose again I do trash it.
How loose? Is the chain stretched evenly or does it have loose, tight spots? FYI, that's the same sized chain that's on the SC77.
 

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How loose? Is the chain stretched evenly or does it have loose, tight spots? FYI, that's the same sized chain that's on the SC77.
On Cb it sits pretty loose but when honda tighted it if you press it up midway it sits away from the guard at moment all of it is touching. I'll post pick after honda tighted it
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How loose? Is the chain stretched evenly or does it have loose, tight spots? FYI, that's the same sized chain that's on the SC77.
When I first noticed it after 120 miles it was really loose to the point you could slightly hear it but honda said it wasn't very loose but needing doing.
 

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When I first noticed it after 120 miles it was really loose to the point you could slightly hear it but honda said it wasn't very loose but needing doing.
Check the label on the swingarm or the spec in the manual for proper slack. I've had a 2014 CB and now a 2019 CB, so I'm aware of chain slack.
 

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One way to inspect the chain is by lifting the rear wheel. You rotate the wheel and notice if the bottom side of the chain rises and falls as you rotate the wheel at a constant rate. If it does, then it's unevenly stretched.
 

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They all stretch noticeable when new. Mine needed adjustments before and after 600 miles. I've now done about 15k and only needed to adjust it 2 more times since then ... 4x in all.
 

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Yep, mine keeps on stretching too, I'm at about 7k miles and I've had mine done twice, probably have them do it as part of the service thats coming up soon.
 

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Yep, mine keeps on stretching too, I'm at about 7k miles and I've had mine done twice, probably have them do it as part of the service thats coming up soon.
All chains stretch over time but at different rates depending on how they're ridden and how they're maintained.
 

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Tools needed to do the adjustment I have the stand. Just need to know the heads and contraption to reach in there.
 

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Tools needed to do the adjustment I have the stand. Just need to know the heads and contraption to reach in there.
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Honda Pin Spanner
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And if you don't have the exact length of ratchet extensions, you might have to remove the wheel to get to the pinch bolts.
 
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