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Walk around at any motorcycle gathering and count the bikes with limp, sagging chains. Often, the worst examples also are bone dry with rust and/or crud built up on them. Since youíre a MO reader and regularly clean/lube your chain, youíre ahead of the game. However, you still need to make sure that the chainís slack is within specifications. If you lube your chain regularly, you will probably not need to adjust it every time you return from a ride, but as a chain nears the end of its usable life, you will need to adjust the slack more and more frequently.
Although a rear stand is not required to adjust your chain, it
Looking back 30 years at things auto- and moto-motive is like stumbling into those caves in France with the caveman art. I remember my dadís Volare wagon with the slant-Six and the newfangled emission controls on the carburetor that ensured it ran like crap when it ran at allÖ Actually Japanese motorcycles were way ahead of cars at the time, but the miracle of modern electronics and the computer chip has rendered everything of that era antique. And the rate of progression of the