Originally Posted by Mr. Fisherman
For those interested.
I dug it up from back there in the thread...
Thanks! The spoke wrench gauge is a good idea.
"The TSB says to do this with the bike on the side stand. I did mine with the rear tire in the air."
That is a HUGE difference. I suppose there could be a strange coincidence where the relation of the chain/swingarm pivot/sprockets is the same in both cases, but I'm not willing to gamble on that one. Have you checked the slack with the bike on the side stand, in neutral? How does it compare to your slack with the bike on a center stand, rear wheel fully lowered?