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Old 08-03-2004, 12:12 AM   #1
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Now I know this may sound like a really dumb question but I couldn't find the answer in any other posts. How do you properly adjust a warriors chain? If too tight it can break on landing and if it doesn't break it can pull and bust your case. I think mine is too lose because it makes a lot of noise and seems to have a lot of slack. Is there an easy rule of thumb or measurment? I have a shop manual and it says something like 1.5 inches of slack. I don't quite understand and don't want to f up. :( Can someone explain please? Thanks
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slack i beleive is the space between the top of the swingarm, to where the chain streches up the most. if that makes any sence.
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loosen both swingarm carrier bolts, pull back as far as tight as u want it, adjust the two backing bolts so they are exactly even (count the threads) and then tighten the swingarm carrier bolts back in place should be good to go,, ass
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Lately I have been adjusting my chains simly by pulling back (with all the carrier bolts loose) until there is no slack in the chain. When the suspention goes down, it doesn't affect the tension of the chain. I havn't had a problem yet.
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Quote: Originally Posted by mxthunder
Lately I have been adjusting my chains simly by pulling back (with all the carrier bolts loose) until there is no slack in the chain. When the suspention goes down, it doesn't affect the tension of the chain. I havn't had a problem yet.
yes it does, but when u pull it back all the way there is still some movement in the chain because the links can move. 1 inch of play is good, that means ur chain can m ove up and down 1 inch. (.5 each way) just have some one jump on ur grab bar and make shure ur chain dosent get to tense.
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you know what works best? read your manual. thats why you get one with a quad.... i dont know why people go on the internet to find stuff that is thoroughly explained in thier manual
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Quote: Originally Posted by DuAL PiPES
you know what works best? read your manual. thats why you get one with a quad.... i dont know why people go on the internet to find stuff that is thoroughly explained in thier manual
Maybe because he does not have his manual. Maybe his dog ate it. He needs help and is asking for it here.

Here is a link to the Tech tips section it has the exact operation with pics.

http://www.bluetraxx.com/chain_adjustment_new.htm

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its a pain in the ass
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Thanks hubmonkey. Dual Pipes blow me. This is exactly what I made mention to before I asked the question, critizism. I have a Clymer manual and it says 1.18-1.57 inches of free play. It also says to support the rear off the ground so you can turn the tires. Do you support it using the swingarm or the frame because both will give you different readings because one is unloading the shock and one is not. I just know a lot can go wrong if you don't do it right. I can guess like everyone else or see if I can get a little help from BT. I have also been told to get 2 friends and sit them on the back and make sure the chain is not tight, as long as it is not than your good to go. Chump
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Hey, in the manual it says to take measurments from the middle of the chain on the bottom. The part of the chain that is returning to rear sprocket. In the BT "how to" it says to measure on the top part of the chain. Neither directions makes mestion of whether the suspension should be unloaded or not. What do I do now? Guess?
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I'm new to atvs and not really that inclined on wrenching which two bolts is it that you have to loosen to tighten the chain
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by the way my chain is tight on the top but the bottom is loose idk if that matters or what like I said im new learning as I go
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I'm trying to figure out the swing arm adjustments too. But the reason the chain is tight on the top and loose on the bottom is just because of the way that it rotates. It'll always have tension on the top regardless of how tight or loose it is.

I can't keep my chain on. In the morning I'm gonna try adjusting the swing arm. I also noticed my chain guide is broken. Pretty sure it's been that way since I got the quad 3 years ago. Does anyone ride without one? should I put a new one on there?
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