Reply To: Chain tension


Theoretically, yes. This is a bit of an unusual method for measuring chain slack.

The whole thing about setting chain tension is that you need to provide slack to allow for changes in chain tension as the swingarm moves through it’s travel. If you were to make significant changes to the drive sprockets and want to be sure that you were safe, you would essentially need to remove the shock spring and run the swingarm through it’s full range of travel make sure that it doesn’t become too tight, typically at bottom out.