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Oil filter, chain and coolant questions!! B4 750

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The chain has to be slack enough that it isn't under tension when the rear axle center, swing arm pivot and transmission drive shaft axis are in alignment (tightest point in the rear wheel arc of movement). The factory specifies adjustment slack to achieve that. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN YOUR CHAIN.

Yes, you can remove the oil filter without removing the headers....but it is very tight. Some exhaust will not permit it, some will. Give it a try. I can on my 910R.

Coolant is coolant. Unless you want something extraordinary like Evans Coolant, or you are going to the track and coolant is not allowed (water only). Go to your local auto supply and buy a quality brand name "Long Life" coolant. Save your pennies.

They are all a formulation of Ethylene Glycol, even the over priced Motul or Eni and other motorcycle branded stuff.

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Propylene Glycol is more kind than ethylene glycol for animals, domestic and wild. It is classified as low toxicity and environmentally friendly antifreeze.

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Propylene Glycol is more kind than ethylene glycol for animals, domestic and wild. It is classified as low toxicity and environmentally friendly antifreeze.
But it does have some deficiencies when compared to the modern "long life" ethylene glycol coolants. Tried it in my bikes for a while, Deteriorated and I went back to good old "Prestone"

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I use Honda long life coolant in other engines so I'll just use that. Just that I've seen alot of chat in the bike press and online about using motorcycle specific coolant due to the variety of alloys used in bike engines, radiators etc.
Automobile engines and cooling systems use all the same materials as motorcycles. Your Honda brand long life coolant is the same thing as cars use, just has a nice label.

The chat you hear is mis-informed or ill-informed..... or selling advertising.

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Donít forget that if you are running a different size rear sprocket to the original your tension will differ in the measurement from the swing arm point to the chain centre line. Same goes for front sprocket.
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Thanks.
I know that chain tension is critical on MV's because of the rear hub, looks like someone over tightened it:surprise......
Chain tension is equally important on ALL bikes

Pinch bolt torque is critical on MVs.......
The Factory recommended torque is wrong use ONLY 15lbft/20Nm

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Pinch bolt torque is critical on MVs.......
The Factory recommended torque is wrong use ONLY 15lbft/20Nm
You've been saying that for a long while. I'm checking mine this week. Maybe this is a good moment to remind everyone why that is... as a PSA.

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