Didn't work!

David Beard davidebeard at comcast.net
Fri May 29 06:23:06 PDT 2009

Also, make sure you adjust the chain with the rear wheel on the ground, 
not on the centerstand.

The Masons wrote:
> There should be 1" - 1.25" of slack in your chain to allow for the 
> movement of the rear suspension.  Are you sure you have all the shit 
> along the rear axle in the right positions and orientation.  The 
> diagram in the shop manual looked like one of those optical illusions 
> to me (like the cube drawing). The only thing that doesn't matter is 
> the direction the axle itself goes in.
> Jim
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Guy Ramsey" <ramsey.gc at hotmail.com>
> To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 8:20 AM
> Subject: Didn't work!
>> OK, so I replaced the chain and both sprockets. I still have a 
>> vibration. It doesn't do it right away, but after running for about 
>> 5-10 minutes I gradually gets worse. I also still have the problem 
>> with the chain tension... I set the tension, nothing on the rear axle 
>> moves and after putting 80 miles on the bike, I have about 1" of play 
>> in the chain. Oh, and I now have a new oil leak from somewhere under 
>> the front sprocket cover... This sucks. I don't think I'm cut out to 
>> be a shade tree mechanic.

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