Reply To: Chain tension


Typically, you will need to adjust your chain a bit during break-in ,but afterwards it shouldn’t be so frequent. The manual calls for a slightly different technique to measure chain slack than my other bikes. Essentially, while on the stand, in neutral, if you push up on the bottom of the chain, it should come 5-7 mm from contacting the bottom of the swingarm where the reinforcing ribs meet behind the chain slider.

For some reason the 701 Manual explains it a little better than the 401 manual