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Old 08-17-2011, 02:29 PM
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I've noticed the chain on my bike has gotten a little loose. It has way too much slack I know for sure, I can hear it rattling around when I ride so I was wondering how I can adjust it or do I have to buy a new one and how much would a new one be?
 
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:39 PM
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you should be able to adjust it unless it is old. have to loosen up the rear axle then at the end of the swing arm on both sides are adjusters. i am sure someone can explain it better than i lol. it isnt that hard to adjust though.

i am in need of a new 525 chain myself pretty soon.
was thinking d.i.d. anyone know of a good site to get one?
the mechanic i take my bike to said it was about 150 for a good one.
just wondering if i can find a better deal online.
sorry for the little jack
 

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Old 08-17-2011, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by CBR forever View Post
I've noticed the chain on my bike has gotten a little loose. It has way too much slack I know for sure, I can hear it rattling around when I ride so I was wondering how I can adjust it or do I have to buy a new one and how much would a new one be?
Judging from your question I would think you a fairly new to riding.
If I were you I would just take it to the local bike shop and they should charge you like $10 or so to tighten it for you. It a 3 minute job.
 
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:33 PM
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look at your manual.. learn to do it by yourshelf or sell the bike.. cuz you have to do it around every 500 km.. depending of agressive you run the bike
 
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Originally Posted by oxyg3ne View Post
look at your manual.. learn to do it by yourshelf or sell the bike.. cuz you have to do it around every 500 km.. depending of agressive you run the bike
Don't listen to ^^^^, that is not what this forum is about.

If you feel confident enough to do it yourself, here is a step-by-step.
http://www.shraz.net/motorcycle/f4i/

I pulled it from this sticky on the Main Forum towards the top about FAQ's (600 F4i Section). https://cbrforum.com/forum/f4i-main-...ns-f4i-110044/

If you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself or you lack the proper tools, follow the advice of jeffjones, and go to a local shop and ask them to do it BUT explain to them you are unclear and would like to watch and learn. Any reputable mechanic would have no objection. Hope this helps
 

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Old 08-17-2011, 10:38 PM
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Food for thought.

I messed up over tightening the axle nut the first time I did mine.

I stripped the threads on the bolt and the axle.

If you do decide to DIY, get the proper tools ie torque wrench and metric wrenchs.
 

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Old 08-17-2011, 10:51 PM
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Thanks I'll take a look at this
 
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:51 PM
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i suggest make friends with a mechanic...that is what i sort of did
 
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:21 PM
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Chains are so easy to adjust and so basic that it's the first thing I learned how to do on my 500 when I was a new rider. Learn how to clean it, lube it, and adjust it properly and your chain will last for awhile.
 
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Try getting a Clymer Manual, they have good step by step instructions and good tips for newbies.
Clymer Honda CBR600F4 1999-2006
 

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