Didn't work!

Dave Daniels dwaynedaniels at sbcglobal.net
Fri May 29 09:57:43 PDT 2009

Why on the ground?

--- On Fri, 5/29/09, David Beard <davidebeard at comcast.net> wrote:

From: David Beard <davidebeard at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: Didn't work!
To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
Date: Friday, May 29, 2009, 9:23 AM

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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