Originally Posted by HardWorkingDog
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?
Good catch... Yes, I do this with it on the side stand. By the way, in my case it was the same on the side stand as on the lift in the chock, but on my trips of course it is always on the side stand.
30bones, I really like the trailer for commuting and for long trips.