A hoist?...kinda inconvenient if you're touring several hundred miles from home?Support your motorcycle securely and raise the rear wheel off the ground using a hoist.
Everyone has to learn at some point- also it’s a different method for this bike than others.A hoist?...kinda inconvenient if you're touring several hundred miles from home?
I would expect to see this type of chain question on FB....but on an established forum? It's a simple job. Anyone who finds chain adjustment complicated should be asking themselves if are they endangering themselves or others riding. It's one of the most basic motorcycle maintenance proceedures, it should be properly understood before you start riding.
Agree 100% - it requires a spanner that's not readily available in the US - I purchased a used bike, and I thought the previous owner lost the tool kit, but it turned out that it was never part of the standard equipment (or at least, that's what I'm reading).Everyone has to learn at some point- also it’s a different method for this bike than others.
I know I am dipping into this thread a little late. I'm going to check the service manual I have at home. I don't remember step 3 being in there for chain adjustment.Yup, when checking the slack, but when adjusting:
3. Support your motorcycle securely and raise the rear wheel off the ground using a hoist.
I usually just pick it up and rock it back and forth to make sure the bike doesn't require an Olympic weight lifter to move it.Turn the axle bearing holder using the equipped tool...
LOL, what the hell does that mean?
Good luck checking the "free wheel rotation" from the sidestand.