Primary chain adjustment 2002 Roadking

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by Wayne R, May 7, 2015.

  1. Wayne R

    Wayne R Active Member

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    On my 2002 Roadking I need to check the tension on the primary chain, when i open the inspection cover on the primary cover can someone tell me what the measurement should be between the chain and the top of the cover.
     
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Do you have the manual for your bike? The info you're looking for is in there.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Push on the upper
    strand on the chain to verify that it has free movement
    midway between the engine compensating sprocket in
    the front and the clutch sprocket in the rear.
    a. With the engine cold, upward (not total) free play in
    upper strand should be 5/8-7/8 in. (15.9-22.3 mm).
    b. With the engine hot, upward (not total) free play in
    upper strand should be 3/8-5/8 in. (9.5-15.9 mm).
     
  4. Wayne R

    Wayne R Active Member

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    Thank You for the info, i do have a manual but didn't realize that would be there.
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    An easy measurement tool is to use a 5/8" and 7/8" open end wrench. It's a lot easier to stick the wrench in there, than a tape measure! :D
    Then, hit the starter a couple of time and measure different sections of the chain. There may be tight and loose spots. Adjust to the loose spot.
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Never tighten to the tight spot. Looser is a safer bet here......
     
  7. gary 80

    gary 80 Member

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    5/8 to 7/8 cold. When in doubt looser is better :D