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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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gsxr 1000 09 chain slack

hi guys,
i've been reading in gixxer web site about some people having problems with the chain adjuster on gsxr 1000 09 and above,
i have this issue as well, i had my gsxr 1000 09 for 1 year and half, 25 k on the odometer, every time the chain slack out, even i adjusted and just ride for 10 mins, the axle nut is at the right torque
now is it better to fit the gilles adjuster, or just replace my OEM ones

thanks in advance for replying
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Re: gsxr 1000 09 chain slack

Um... are you tightening BOTH bolts and nuts on the swing arm axle assembly, and not just the axle nut? I torque my axle nut even slightly more than what is in the manual - it came that way out of the crate and I have matched it straight from the factory every time. I hand tighten is as much as I can with the tool they provide and then use a ballpeen hammer to go 2 more rotations pretty much. I don't get any slack and no friction on mine. I just did it again this weekend and re-attached the rear.

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Re: gsxr 1000 09 chain slack

I have been adjusting mine with no problems. You need a buddy to help to do this correctly. You need a guy your weight to be sitting on the bike when you adjust the chain.

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Re: gsxr 1000 09 chain slack

Put the axle in opposite way, placing the nut on the brake side. You have to swap the axle blocks too btw....... That way, when you torque it down, the axle will stay solidly against the adjuster bolts. When its on the sprocket side, it tends to "roll away" from the adjusters when torquing down. Hope this helps.

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Re: gsxr 1000 09 chain slack

Put a spanner or large screwdriver between chain and sprocket and pull wheel back. The extra tension will pull the axle forward while you tighten the nut.

Also, as already suggested, have the axle in the other way around so the nut is on the brake side.
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Put the axle in opposite way, placing the nut on the brake side. You have to swap the axle blocks too btw....... That way, when you torque it down, the axle will stay solidly against the adjuster bolts. When its on the sprocket side, it tends to "roll away" from the adjusters when torquing down. Hope this helps.

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hi guys,
i've been reading in gixxer web site about some people having problems with the chain adjuster on gsxr 1000 09 and above,
i have this issue as well, i had my gsxr 1000 09 for 1 year and half, 25 k on the odometer, every time the chain slack out, even i adjusted and just ride for 10 mins, the axle nut is at the right torque
now is it better to fit the gilles adjuster, or just replace my OEM ones

thanks in advance for replying
I never had a problem!

even if you do have this problem im sure the chain is not getting super loose by maybe moving a hair.
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Re: gsxr 1000 09 chain slack

thanks for all u reply,
its all good now, i follow your advice by moving the axle nut to the brake side and then ask my friend to sit on the bike, then i tight the nut to max

thanks for your help
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I never had a problem!

even if you do have this problem im sure the chain is not getting super loose by maybe moving a hair.
But it will throw the chain alignment off which will cause other issues.
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Re: gsxr 1000 09 chain slack

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I have been adjusting mine with no problems. You need a buddy to help to do this correctly. You need a guy your weight to be sitting on the bike when you adjust the chain.
I'm not really following. The manual says to do it on the side stand. Are you saying that it should be done with the back shock compressed slightly?

After I get a friend to do this once, can't I just measure the chain slack on the side stand right after I adjust it. This will be MY weight specific chain slack target.
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Re: gsxr 1000 09 chain slack

Yes you can adjust it while on the side stand.

Just follow the step in the manual and you will be ok.

The chain should smile a bit when it is right.
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yes youre supposed to adjust the chain while the bike is on the side stand
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