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Hey guys, couple ?'s. I am going to change the oil in the chaincase this weekend, can i put back in 75W90 synthetic even tho it says not to use syntheitc in the manual? Also, I was thinking of just pulling the cover and checking the tension while the oil is drained, do i need a replacement gasket for when i put the cover back on? I have never done this before so how tight should the chain be? Any info is appreciated, thanks.

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Well, what you should put in the chaincase, would be chaincase oil. You buy it from your dealer. That's my advice.

The chain tension, well that's hard to explain. There should be some play, but not so much as to the chain can jump and not too tight, because then the chain can break.

You don't need a replacement gasket when putting the cover back on.

That's pretty much all I can say.



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I agree with P-Man when he says to use "chain case" oil...formulated specifically for that purpose. As for chain tension, on my sled the owners manual said to tighten the adjusting bolt as far as you could by hand, then to back the adjuster bolt out 1/4 turn and tighten jam nut.

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Yeah, I got mine from my dealer.I wouldn't run anything else.
 

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Yea, what triumph said, I knew it was something like that, where u turn it by hand.

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I know it would be best to change the chain case oil every season (depending on the mileage you put on) but how long do you guys go? I changed mine on the XLTs last year and figure only 500KM (~300mi) should be ok for another year?

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I know of a 1995 Indy 440 that has never had a chaincase oil change, nor chaincase oil added. This machine has over 10000 miles on it, and we took a sample of the oil and it's fine, just make sure to clean the metal shavings off the magnet at the end of the dipstick around every 500 miles.



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