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Swingarm Pinch Gap

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On my 2023 CB1000R:

When adjusting the chain, I loosened the pinch bolts, but when tightening back, I noticed there is a gap in the swingarm bearing hub that remains after the pinch bolts are tightened.. I didn't notice this gap before I loosened the bolts, so not sure if there is supposed to be a gap there or not..
can anyone confirm? It seems that the gap is by design. If thats the case, wont it attract dirt?
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You'd better use a torque wrench or you can cause damage
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Stupid me, for a moment I thought I had to keep tightening till the gap closes :ROFLMAO:
On the SC60 it's a single pinch bolt. A dealership destroyed the bolt threads right at that gap when they replaced the chain on my 2014.
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Great, this makes me feel really confident in bringing my CB in for its 600 mile service.
If your chain needs adjustment at 599 miles, do it yourself.
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Yeah, I'm planning to do all the maintenance myself, but I figured the dealership should get a good look at the machine one last time, assuming their checking for loose fasteners, etc.
Yup, I'm not saying don't have the dealership do the 600 mile service, I'm saying adjust the chain at 599 miles if it needs adjusting. Then the dealership won't have to touch the swingarm pinch bolts.
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