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Old 02-11-2013, 07:59 PM   #73836
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Originally Posted by ER70S-2 View Post
Welcome to the biggest DR650 thread in the universe.

What's your experience with motorcycles? The last thing you want on a new bike is for your chain to be too tight. I stand on the right side of the bike and lie across the the seat like a deer on the fender. Now I pull on the swing arm with my left hand and check the chain with my right hand; putting as much weight on the bike as I can. Don't pull the bike over on yourself. You can also use a ratchet strap over the seat to compress the suspension (put something over the seat to keep from ruining the cover).

Good move. The one thing I wish I had done earlier is to put in a magnetic drain plug.
So then your saying check the chain slack with the bike loaded? And I have owned mostly dirt bikes had an XT-250 before this bike....
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