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tighting my chain


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i have CBR 125r , I recently had a new chain but now need it tightening . I had a look at a few videos but haven't explained it too well. Also do have some tools under the seat which should do it from what I have tried . :stupid:

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You loosen the axel nut (usually 22-30mm or so socket needed) and then there are two nuts either side of the swing arm at the back, one is a locking nut, the other will determine where the back wheel sits. To tighten, you'll only need to loosen the furthest to the back nut.


On the left hand side of the bike, you'll turn the nut clockwise to tighten.

On the right hand side of the bike, you'll turn it anti-clockwise to tighten.


There are markers to let you know where the wheel is sitting on the swing arm, make sure they are both the same.


You'll only need to tighten each nut a few turns most likely and don't over tighten otherwise getting the tyre back requires a bit of effort...


DON'T FORGET TO TIGHTEN THE AXEL NUT WHEN DONE.


Coincidentally, I need to tighten mine tomorrow...

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