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DRZ400sm riding 2up and Chain Tension.


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Hey all,

My name is Ben, I'm new to riding and new to Thumpertalk - although I have cruised the site enough to realise this is the place to be when sourcing assistance/information - so thanks for being here. 😏

My question stems from a chat with a Suzuki mechanic - I asked him about my chain tension since it has become pretty loose since I started riding it 900km's ago.

I've been riding 2up about 30% of the time, so I had wondered if that caused some stretching.

I asked the mechanic "should I leave the additional slack in the chain as I ride two up?" - he said yes, after which I asked "so is it okay to ride with the chain this loose when riding solo?" - he said no.

Is there a happy middle ground? 😏

The chain has approx 2.5" of total slack in it from its midpoint.

Thanks, Ben.

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