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Offline Craig28

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tiger sport chain slack
« on: 17 June, 2019, 09:42:55 PM »
hi, I was just wondering what chain slack people on the forum recommend on their tiger sport.
in the book it says 29mm-40mm on the side stand, I had a 955 tiger and it was the same chain slack but the owners forum recommended 50mm as it affected the gearbox badly and it clunked into first gear if it was set as per the handbook.
my tiger sport was around 45mm when I checked it and it was making quite a bit of clattering noise so I have set it to 35mm and it sounds a lot better but don't want to wear anything with it being too tight.
thanks for any information than anybody can give

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Re: tiger sport chain slack
« Reply #1 on: 17 June, 2019, 09:52:59 PM »
Set mine at 40mm, I think most of the regular boys on here do similar.

Maybe loose/tight spots if it's clanking. Check front sprocket for wear & loose nut, just same as the 955.
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Re: tiger sport chain slack
« Reply #2 on: 17 June, 2019, 10:00:06 PM »
thanks I will try it about 40mm,
I had a good check at the chain tonight and I couldn't really find any tight spots or links, the front sprocket nut is tight as I had the cover off,  and the teeth don't have any wear it looks in new condition.  its going for an mot this week so I will ask the bike mechanic to have a good check over the chain. thanks again

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Re: tiger sport chain slack
« Reply #3 on: 17 June, 2019, 11:15:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Craig28 [+]
thanks I will try it about 40mm,
I had a good check at the chain tonight and I couldn't really find any tight spots or links, the front sprocket nut is tight as I had the cover off,  and the teeth don't have any wear it looks in new condition.  its going for an mot this week so I will ask the bike mechanic to have a good check over the chain. thanks again
I always adjust mine so that (on the sidestand) I can almost touch the swingarm with the chain - about 1mm short  :001:
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Re: tiger sport chain slack
« Reply #4 on: 18 June, 2019, 10:51:35 AM »
Mine is pretty loose - I can push it to the swing-arm - but I wear earplugs ....  :001:

Probably a bit too slack, but I get the feeling if set to spec that the chain is going tight before suspension bottoms out! This is usually fully loaded on longish, fastish trips.

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Re: tiger sport chain slack
« Reply #5 on: 18 June, 2019, 06:48:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
Mine is pretty loose - I can push it to the swing-arm - but I wear earplugs ....  :001:

Probably a bit too slack, but I get the feeling if set to spec that the chain is going tight before suspension bottoms out! This is usually fully loaded on longish, fastish trips.

I do the same - a good squeeze and the chain touches the swingarm.

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Re: tiger sport chain slack
« Reply #6 on: 12 July, 2019, 12:31:38 AM »
Fixing to adjust the chain slack on my 016 Tig Sport, the manual says loosen the adjuster clamp bolt then use the C spanner., it does not say to loosen the axle nut! Can someone tell me if that's because you don't have to?

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Re: tiger sport chain slack
« Reply #7 on: 12 July, 2019, 03:17:38 AM »
Yep, that's because you don't have to loosen the wheel nut...the clamp bolt holds the eccentric adjuster, the wheel nut literally just holds the wheel on...

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Re: tiger sport chain slack
« Reply #8 on: 12 July, 2019, 03:21:30 AM »
Thanks Ludo, no more stress now!

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Re: tiger sport chain slack
« Reply #9 on: 12 July, 2019, 08:46:14 AM »
*Originally Posted by Luddfooter [+]
Yep, that's because you don't have to loosen the wheel nut...the clamp bolt holds the eccentric adjuster, the wheel nut literally just holds the wheel on...

Took me a while to work that one out too  :033:
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