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    Posted: 17 Sep 2019 at 20:41
hey you lot hope are all good.
Haven't been around for a while soz need some help with chain adjustment.do I do it on side stand or ABBA stand,also torque settings iv hard from 120nm 100 nm and 90nm Confused it's for an 05 factory
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Rear axle 100nm ,always do chain tension at tightest point on side std, but if using rear axle stand I can’t see it making a difference?Dont know where the ABBA std lifts?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snowman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2020 at 18:42
Oh mine is a gen2 by the way and it’s 80nm on front axle .
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Thanks for reply lol forgot about that post.abba stand lifts from central frame Thumbs Up
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It does but you can still find the tight spot then lower the bike on the Abba stand in 2 seconds flat to find if you have enough slack before tightening everything up.  I never felt right about chain adjustments made on side stand only as that's a lot of force to apply to the adjuster threads and it usually took a good kick of the wheel to get it to move anyway (in one direction) so always felt a bit of a crude method. I always adjust on the stand then check with the bike off the stand.

Another thing I learnt from my first Gen 1 was that the adjuster marks are often not to be relied upon.  I use a laser level placed against the rear wheel rim and measure the distance each side to left and right front fork legs or front wheel rim.  You can just use two straight edges against each side of the wheel rims and ensure the front and rear wheels are exactly in line.  Once you know the error in the alignment marks you can make note of them and simply use those next adjustment compensating for the error.
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I've got an ABBA but I always do my chain tension on a paddock stand. You do need the weight on the back wheel (On the paddock stand or sidestand makes little difference but it's easier to adjust when on the stand).

The ABBA takes all the weight off the wheel and changes the suspension travel so will not give you the correct adjustment. If you want to use the ABBA you could set it once on the sidestand or paddock stand to the manual setting then see what it is on the ABBA. You will then have a baseline for checking it with the suspension dropped.

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Yes, hence why I suggested lowering off the Abba stand to check for correct tension at the tight spot.
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Hey peeps yeh I done it on sidestand in end been good so far think new chain and sprockets needed soon as still on original Thumbs Up
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You going for 16/42 when you do?

Must admit, I found that the best compromise and you can still get away with a 108 chain, just,  if you then decide on 16/44 which is the same ratio as 15/42 (also a very popular gearing).
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Originally posted by Vee60 Vee60 wrote:

You going for 16/42 when you do?

Must admit, I found that the best compromise and you can still get away with a 108 chain, just,  if you then decide on 16/44 which is the same ratio as 15/42 (also a very popular gearing).
not sure mate since I got the at300 setup n few other bits it's quite light on the front wheel as is lol don't want it anymore so, plus I find it quite alright in slow traffic aswell Thumbs Up
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Hello Guys,

i discovered APWS on Youtube an it helpedme a lot. I just ordered quite som estuff for Maintanance. Just the tax i had to pay in Germany shoked me when it arrived today.
I ride a 2006 RSV on Racetrac only.

I got a question regarding the optimal chain length.
Last jear i had 15:45 sprockets with 106 links.
I would order the following chain kit for the race track this year:

15 tooth sprocket JT Sprockets JTF705 520
42 & 43 teeth sprocket SIT202P_520 aluminium
106 links DID X-ring chain 520 ERV7 (According to Gearing Commander, 106 links should fit.)

My question: Does it make any sense to use a 104 or 108 chain to make the wheelbase longer or shorter? Does that do me any good?
I would like to test the 43 rear sprocket to see if it helps me in the corner exits where I come out a few RPM too low. Especially in 2nd gear.

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Never tried 104 to give a first hand opinion but I can’t see shortening the wheelbase by that much will benefit anything other than a low speed twisty track. What you gain in flickability you will loose in stability at higher speeds. 106 I would have thought is the better all round setup. 
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