AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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I've found that is easiest to get your chain properly aligned with stock adjusters if you don't go by the tick marks. The first time I adjusted the chain, I counted how many turns out I made from the adjusters being set at maximum slack. Then you just get behind your bike and spin the tire while watching the chain. Once you've done it a few times you get a really good eye for where the sprocket teeth should be in the chain. Every adjustment after that, you just make sure you make an equal number of turns on each side (most likely fractions of turns if you keep up with your adjustment).
I bought a MotionPro chain tool because I would like my wheel to be as straight as possible, but when I put the tool on the chain was already perfectly aligned using my method.
'03 600 RR - ~33,000 miles (14,000 from me)
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