make sure you rotate the track and check tension all the way around the turn of the sprockets, cause have seen most sleds that they will have tight spots in the chain, have gotten them set then rotated and found places where there is no play at all and others where there was more. have to find a happy medium. especially on older sleds.
can u just tel buy that tensioner bolt becasue i dont feel like takin off my exaust and chaincase pan like is there a certain lenght out that tensioner bolt should be out. what i did was changed the track and didnt touch a thing on the chain tension, so im just wondering if it should still be the right tension
cotter pin??? Make sure the bolt turns freely thru out the thread, tighten by hand, 2 fingers, and back out slightly. this will keep pressure on it, but truely the only way to do it, is take the cover off. the worst part, is that you had it all off, and forgot that step when putting it back together. My guess is nothing changed, and you are probably going to be alright. easy way i check is by how much play you have from the secondary clutch movement to the track movement. sloppy chain very bad for aluminum case.
on the race sleds i tighten them with 2 fingers and tighten the set nut (after i slightly rock the secondary and keep 2 finger tightening it)... after i do this ill go run heat race and check it and it always loosins up the same amount... it loosins up to where it wants to run reguardless i believe no matter how tight you do it... havent blowin a chain case yet even back before slipper gears
Your sled specs is to hand tighten then back off a 1/4 turn,but I back off 1/8 on mine,you do need to make shur the slack is on that side like was mentioned.It needs to be checked about every 1,000 miles
You don't need to take any thing off your machine to adjust your Drive Chain, as stated above loosen the lock bolt a turn or two, then finger tighten the bolt until you can't turn it anymore, back if off 1/8 - 1/4 turn, tighten the lock bolt up and bob's your uncle. Thats it. If you use a wrench you'll stretch the chain and run a good chance of brakin something, not good..cheers.. and good sleddin. We're still waitin for snow up here in Canada, Ont
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