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Just checked mine after 50 miles. It was 12mm! Its supposed to be 30 to 40 mm with a do not exceed limit of 50mm.
 

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When I dropped to a 14t sprocket around 300 miles I had to tighten up my chain and it was already too loose before the smaller sprocket.
 

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if you go to a good o-ring chain before you put too many miles on it you wil get long long chain/sprocket life & need very few adjustments , a good did which is oem on most japanese bikes they are worth the money , also sunstar sprockets are the oem provider for the big three & cant be beat for quality or price .,,,,,,,,,good luck,,,the banshee dude
 

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Lol. Good thing it's not noticeable! I found out what it is. It's the main link when you need your chain to be changed.
 

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Mine was too tight as well on the new bike. I rode it a few miles and it remained far too tight, so I set it to specs and it's stayed there since 50 miles.
 

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What's the best way to measure your slack without any measuring tools? I habe no idea if mine is good, slack or tight.
 

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You do have a tape measure or a ruler though, right? The distance to measure is the the top of the chain goes when you push up on it to the lowest it goes down when you push down using any part of the chain (such as the top edge). Do this measurement along the middle of the chain between the rear axle and the pivot so you are in the middle roughly where the slack is most. Mine was way too tight at only less than a half inch. It needs to be about an inch and a half or 30-40 mm. You should have a torque wrench and a rear stand to adjust the chain though since you have to loosen the axle bolt on the right rear (it takes 44 ft. lbs.) This is one time you don't want to guess if it is tight enough. Lots of YouTube videos explaining how to do it. It's a short chain and a very small adjustment is all that is needed. I use the screwdriver in the chain and sprocket to take up any slack in the chain before tightening.
 

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guys i found my PDI (pre delivery inspection) from the dealer sucked total anus to mouth ballsacks

they didnt even pump air in my tires, my tire pressure was around 20psi

they didnt adjust my clutch lever - my clutch friction zone is @ the 90% end of the lever - really ridiculous

they didnt adjust/setup my rear brake light at all - and at first i just thought mr grom didnt have one.

and nope they didnt adjust the chain tension either.... fukn those techs suck and need 2 go home and find a different career.
 

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guys i found my PDI (pre delivery inspection) from the dealer sucked total anus to mouth ballsacks

they didnt even pump air in my tires, my tire pressure was around 20psi

they didnt adjust my clutch lever - my clutch friction zone is @ the 90% end of the lever - really ridiculous

they didnt adjust/setup my rear brake light at all - and at first i just thought mr grom didnt have one.

and nope they didnt adjust the chain tension either.... fukn those techs suck and need 2 go home and find a different career.

Lol, sounds like my bike.

Clutch grabs like at 90% and thats it.
 

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Is it ok to keep the clutch at 90% until I go for the 600 mile service? Mine is far out also. Looks like for some reason most groms are being delivered like that, even after the PDI. I plan to get it adjusted along with the valves and oil change etc. during the 600 service. They told me around $150. Sounds high compared to others. I also get clunky shifting, and the hard to find neutral, but read those would improve as the miles rack up.
 

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What's the best way to measure your slack without any measuring tools? I habe no idea if mine is good, slack or tight.

Look in the index of your owners manual under Drive Chain. Theres a picture of whats involved in measuring and adjusting the chain. Also, if you have any friends that ride and do their own work you could ask them for info as to how they do it.

You could also show up at the dealer and ask for an explanation.

BTW I had a new 82 XL250 with an o ring chain. It lasted 3000 miles because I rode that bike in the swamps of Jersey.I didnt clean it or understand how to maintain it. I replaced it with a non oring chain and gave up the swamps for the street. I cleaned and oiled it every 600 miles. When I sold the bike it had 14,000 miles on it and the chain was perfect.
 

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I like it. Makes it easier to tell when you have cleaned and oiled the entire chain if you start with the Hello Kitty link.

Just FYI almost NO motorcycle sold today in the US has a master link. Thats cause they can come off and the chain fall off. This can lead to legal problems. Hence the continuous chain on every motorcycle.

That pink stuff is RTV believed by some to keep the link from popping off accidentilly. You want to keep an eye on it maybe checking the pink spot before every ride?

I go back to herding brontosaurus's with my motorcycle when they all had master links.

Keep an eye on it and youll be fine!
 
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