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2002 Honda CBR F4i 600 chain wobble HELP!!

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Old 03-19-2012, 07:47 PM
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Default 2002 Honda CBR F4i 600 chain wobble HELP!!

Every time I tightened my chain, it would get loose again. I put it up on the stand and found the chain to wobble. It gets tight and then powers through the tension. Any ideas on whats causing this?
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2002 Honda CBR F4i 600 chain wobble - YouTube
 
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:22 PM
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Check for a link thats binding. Thats a sign that the chain needs replacing.
 
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:24 PM
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I ordered a new chain and sprockets. I hope that will fix it.
 
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Also check that the rear wheel and sprocket are in alignment with the front tire and drive sprocket. A quick google found this.

Wheel Alignment: Avoiding the Crab Walk [Archive] - Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com
 
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by 74demon View Post
Check for a link thats binding. Thats a sign that the chain needs replacing.
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With your bike on the rear stand turn the rear tire about a 1/4 or 1/8th turn and measure the slack, If it is not the same for every measurement then you have a tight spot and the chain needs to be replaced.

Also it looked like you were near the end of that chains life as it is.
 
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:30 AM
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That's go to be what it is. Is it ok to ride on until I get the new chain and sprocket kit on it?
 
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:19 AM
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That is a very loose chain. If you can wait til you change it out b/f riding it again, that would be a wise decision. I've seen loose chains violently jump off sprockets & not only lock up/damage the bike but also injure riders. It isn't pretty in either instance. Err on the safe side & wait til your new chain & sprocket install b/f riding again.
 
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