#"Spectacular" is the exact word. Welcome, Dan. --A four-hour ride is no joke this time of the year. Thumbs up
Not to mention slimy roads during the winter months.#
Dude, in this weather, can't get heat in tyres on our roads, very twitchy. Spectacular indeed but I've read about "hyper acceleration" of the F4 and it's no lie!!! Just need to get to the track, she hates road riding, I don't, but the bike is not happy with anything below 60mph :wink2:
Yea, i thought that too, with no weight on the bike, I get the desired movement up and down when on it, about 10mm slack in it, it only ever has me on it and I'm 76kg.Check your chain, it looks a tad tight in the photo.
Guys, you're all correct, it's way over tight, it seems slacker at certain points but mainly too tight, the chain sits behind the chain guard not below it most of the time! I've asked the garage I bought it from to send me a replacement chain and sprocket set, as I pointed out to them that it was worn before i even went to test ride it and they only cleaned it up.Not 10 mm slack ..... 10 mm from bottom edge of chain guard to center of link below it while on the rear wheel stand Different models call for different distances, for example my SPR calls for 6 mm.
How are you measuring you chain adjsutment?
New Chain and Sprocket kit dispatched and on it's way apparently. The sales service has been excellent, but i think their shop (mechanics/garage) side of the business has let them down.Guys, you're all correct, it's way over tight, it seems slacker at certain points but mainly too tight, the chain sits behind the chain guard not below it most of the time! I've asked the garage I bought it from the send me a replacement chain and sprocket set, as I pointed out to them that it was worn before i even went to test ride it and they only cleaned it up.
Don't want any damage being caused to the hub. So will get that sorted before riding it again! Thanks ever so much for the advice and support, it's greatly appreciated!
That actually looks about right !! 6 mm from bottom edge of guard to center of link of link pin.Is the photo deceptive? Chain looks way loose to me, especially when taking into account the upper sag. I know you said 'final adjustment done' but something looks wrong. I hope it's not just me. (and this is constructive rather than critical)
Single swing arm machines all require a bit more slack than the dual arm stuff as a general rule, but the F4 in particular, requires sag that looks lose when sat still, but when you (I) sit on the bike, the chain tension increases and the movement in it is about 20mm up and down with my weight on itCheers Ed. Damn! Maybe mine's too tight!!
Edward was looking at my chain before I replaced it, it was WAY over tight and rusty, so tension wasn't even consistent. The new chain is clean, smooth and retains the same tension all the way along it. Much improved. I had a peak at the pics of your bike, your tension is about right also, the position of the chain to the chain guard is about right, maybe a touch on the tight side, but not by much if at all.I only just noticed Edward's post way before mine. Ample proof of how we view things differently! Quite funny.