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Chain adjustment - tighter or looser ?

2283 Views 9 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  jontow
I cleaned and lubed my chain today and also adjusted it. I'm at about the #4 mark on the adjuster. I found at that spot it seemed just a tad loose to me, but just one notch up from that it seemed a little too tight. Neither spot seemed "just right" and because of the notches on the adjuster, there's nothing in-between. So...My question is....if you're going to err one way or the other, is it better to have the chain a little too loose or maybe a little too tight?
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I took a thin piece of wood and drew a nice little ruler on it to show chain slack. Mark the measurement on it and use it when adjusting the chain. It also has a deck screw in it for adjusting the valves. Just a thought...
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