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Old 01-01-2011, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2001 zr 800. I pulled the chain case off to change the oil and the tensioner bolt was broke. I'm ordering a new bolt and was wondering if anyone knows how tight that chain should be? or where I can find out how tight it shold be?
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a 2001 zr 800. I pulled the chain case off to change the oil and the tensioner bolt was broke. I'm ordering a new bolt and was wondering if anyone knows how tight that chain should be? or where I can find out how tight it shold be?
Hand tighten the bolt and then tighten the lock nut.

Never seen a broken bolt.
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Hand tighten the bolt and then tighten the lock nut.

Never seen a broken bolt.
What he said. I always tighten it as tight as I can get it with my hand and then back it off a 1/4 turn then tighten the jam nut.
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Ok thanks i'll do that i just bought the sled this year so i'm not sure if it wasn't adjusted right and that caused the bolt to break.
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Ok thanks i'll do that i just bought the sled this year so i'm not sure if it wasn't adjusted right and that caused the bolt to break.
I've never heard of that bolt breaking before. I dont see how not having the tension adjusted could break it. I'm stumped on how it could ever break. You got me on this one.
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