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Old 02-09-2009, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering if anyone has ever adjusted there chain in there chain case? I was reading in my manual over the weekend how to do some of the minor maintenance things. So I adjusted the chain just like it said. It said to turn the adjustment screw till finger tight then its done. Well i did that and I turned it 2+ times, Is this a good thing?? Shouldit not it have been that loose? comments appreciated
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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id say that fine over time the chains in there do stretch ive seen sleds where that screw is all the way to the head to keep the chain tight i normaly check mine at the start of the season
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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id say that fine over time the chains in there do stretch ive seen sleds where that screw is all the way to the head to keep the chain tight i normaly check mine at the start of the season[/b]
Yeh I guess every part needs to be checked on every now and then. It also said in the manual that if the screw is all the way in to the head that the chain is wore out and needs to be replaced. Just a heads up to you and to whoever elses sled you saw with the bolt all the way in. I will start to check mine at the start of every season as well. do you tighten yours till its finger tight?
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yah dont go any more then finger tight or itll just stretch out the chain more and yah i wouldnt run the bolt to the head my freind did this on a older junker sled he had that he didnt feel like puttin any money into
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I like to open the case up atleast every second year and replace the oil,,,if your chain is worn there is most likely filings in the oil,,,,then adjust the chain by testing the tension with your fingers,,,,,I like to see what's going on in there......R2R
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I pulled the dipstick out of my girfriends sled and noticed she had a magnet afixed to the bottom of the stick. Her chain was loose and I turned it 3 full turns, On the magnet I saw some metal debree, I cleaned it and stuck it back in and more was on it. I guess its time to pull the case cover and change the oil? If you see alot of metal debree does that mean the chain is worn out, and needs to be replaced?
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is her sled a cat? I've never seen one with a magnet like doos and poos have. on those, yes you can find some small metal grit and its normal but it is always a good idea to remove the cover, clean and inspect. on cat's there is a drainplug inside the tunnel. 7/16 wrench.
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is her sled a cat? I've never seen one with a magnet like doos and poos have. on those, yes you can find some small metal grit and its normal but it is always a good idea to remove the cover, clean and inspect. on cat's there is a drainplug inside the tunnel. 7/16 wrench.[/b]
No her's isnt a cat!! its a Yamaha!( sorry to say that in a cat forum) thanks for the info. That will be a spring time project to drain clean and inspect. Iam working on her to get her into CAT COUNTRY!!
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