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Is it just me or is a slightly higher amount of chain slack causing the rear wheel to give us a feeling of losing traction.
The feeling is like you're low on rear tyre air pressure.

This is particularly noticeable while decelerating.

The last time this happened to me, I went nuts trying to get the right air pressure only to have it go away when I adjusted the chain slack.

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I can't say I've ever noticed that.

If we didn't have a single-side swing-arm I'd suggest looking at cush drive rubbers.
 

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Thanks guys - yes, harder to shift is definitely one of the issues I was facing also.
After I wrote this post, I tightened the chain and it went away only to reiterate that I'm not imagining it.

Air pressure was absolutely fine and didn't need any change.
 

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On my 2014 I keep my chain slack at spec and rear tire cold pressure at manufacturer's recommendation and I've never had rear tire grip issue. I'm running a Bridgestone T31 without an ounce of chicken strips. I always rev match when downshifting.
 
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