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The place I bought the bike from I had them recently change my front tire and chain and sprocket change as well. They told me to keep an eye on the chain because as the miles progress the chain will start to loosen and it may need to be adjusted around 600mi.

I have put almost 200mi I would say on the chain maybe less and I was doing a go pro camera angle test and heard this, wanted to make sure this was normal or not because when I looked it up the info I saw was the chain is either too tight or misaligned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73ozr61GNC8&feature=youtu.be

At 1:19 I got on it a little bit and then towards the end of the video the chain sound seemed to get worse.
 

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sounds like you might just have to adjust it. but idk how you ride with your foot over the shifter like that. I would feel like I would accidentally downshift or something.
 

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sounds like you might just have to adjust it. but idk how you ride with your foot over the shifter like that. I would feel like I would accidentally downshift or something.

I put my weight on the heel, just comfortable and feels natural that way I guess....but it doesn't sound like it's misaligned or anything?
 

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I just put the bike on the rear stand and rotated the tire around to check the chain tension, then I put the tape measure to it and it is a little tight but I am thinking they tightened it a little more then what is put on the chain guard (1 1/4" freeplay) in compensation for the break in of the chain and it loosening up.

I didn't get an exact measurement because it's kinda dark out but it looked like it was tighter then no more of a 1/4" of the freeplay listed on the chain guard. What do you guys think I should do? Should I ride it more and let it settle or should I loosen the chain a little bit?
 

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^ yep put a good amout of lube on there.

did you check before you rode it that the chain was lubed? i dunno if its just the video quality but it looks kinda dry. 600RR's are notorious for having noisy chains. mine is pretty noisy too, but as long as its lubed and tightened properly you should be ok.

try this. put your bike on a rear stand and run it through the gears. this is a good way to troubleshoot this type of problem. Everytime i lube/tighten my chain I do this first before even getting on the bike and riding it.
 

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^ yep put a good amout of lube on there.

did you check before you rode it that the chain was lubed? i dunno if its just the video quality but it looks kinda dry. 600RR's are notorious for having noisy chains. mine is pretty noisy too, but as long as its lubed and tightened properly you should be ok.

try this. put your bike on a rear stand and run it through the gears. this is a good way to troubleshoot this type of problem. Everytime i lube/tighten my chain I do this first before even getting on the bike and riding it.

I didn't really check the chain to see if it was lubed when I left, the service dude just told me to make sure to check the chain at 600mi and lube it/clean it. It still has that white milky stuff on the chain so that could be why it looks dry in the video.

When I put the bike on the rear stand I just brought it up to maybe 15mph in 1st gear and the chain sounded fine, because it was later in the evening I didn't want the echo of it under the half shelter pissing everyone off running it any faster.

So just throw it on the rear stand rotate the tire and spray some lube on it then?
 

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The milky white **** is excess grease they used on the chain. I rode for a short time with it before cleaning it off and getting a good coat of Chain Wax on it. If you run your chain too loose your going to hear it slap around a lot. Kerosene works great for cleaning the chain. And also great to have around when you want to start fires!
 

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The milky white **** is excess grease they used on the chain. I rode for a short time with it before cleaning it off and getting a good coat of Chain Wax on it. If you run your chain too loose your going to hear it slap around a lot. Kerosene works great for cleaning the chain. And also great to have around when you want to start fires!

Cool thanks!
 

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I didn't really check the chain to see if it was lubed when I left, the service dude just told me to make sure to check the chain at 600mi and lube it/clean it. It still has that white milky stuff on the chain so that could be why it looks dry in the video.

When I put the bike on the rear stand I just brought it up to maybe 15mph in 1st gear and the chain sounded fine, because it was later in the evening I didn't want the echo of it under the half shelter pissing everyone off running it any faster.

So just throw it on the rear stand rotate the tire and spray some lube on it then?
I would suggest to clean off that white waxy stuff off and use the right chain lube.



Here's what you can do:

You need to warm up the chain just a bit, so ride around the block a couple of times, or put it on the stand and put the gear in 1st and let it run for a couple of minutes. then turn it off

get a bucket of soapy water and a few clean rags. wash off all the milky wax stuff and dry it with a rag. (Even better if you have kerosene or diesel fuel, that stuff works great on any kind of gunk or dirt. If you don't have it, thats ok).

Apply a generous amount of chain lube as you rotate the rear tire both ways. check the chain slack according to the manual

finally run it in 1st and 2nd gear even without putting throttle input. it will spin pretty fast and wont be too loud. wipe off any excess oil on your bike and you should be golden!

*PS. very important: never clean/lube your chain with the bike in gear! *
always turn it off or put it in neutral.
 
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