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I checked it again 'hot' and loosened it slightly. It makes a minor whirring noise at about 1500 RPM but goes away near 2000 and doesn't come back so there doesn't seem much to worry about. Another 'cold' check may be in order for the xxxxxx of it.
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I need a suggestion on how to loosen the lock nut on the adjuster. Can I just put a set of vice grips on the bottom of the bolt? I went to break the lock nut off and the whole bolt spun, so the nut is still "locked". Any ideas, or did anyone else run into this problem? Thanks

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I don't have my manual in front of me otherwise I'd look it up myself but ...

Is there a special tool needed to adjust the primary chain tension using Hero's method?

I'd really like to try it w/ the engine running since it sounds relatively simple.
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I don't have my manual in front of me otherwise I'd look it up myself but ...

Is there a special tool needed to adjust the primary chain tension using Hero's method?

I'd really like to try it w/ the engine running since it sounds relatively simple.
Nope. Regular wrenches. I did mine using Hero's method.
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I need a suggestion on how to loosen the lock nut on the adjuster. Can I just put a set of vice grips on the bottom of the bolt? I went to break the lock nut off and the whole bolt spun, so the nut is still "locked". Any ideas, or did anyone else run into this problem? Thanks

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If I remember it's a 1/4 Allen and 7/8 wrench. Sounds like if you snug the nut back up it should be close to where you started, then hold the Allen while loosening the nut.

I did the reverse to tighten it up. Adjusted chain, held Allen Bolt, Snugged nut, and finish torqued nut to spec.

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I finally figured it out. I felt around the bottom of the bolt and found that there was an allen fitting to hold the bolt. The manual didn't say anything about it, and that was what was throwing me off. It is all adjusted, and it seems better. The only other thing I had a problem with was when I was replacing the inspection cover, it doesn't seem flush to the primary cover on one side. I don't know if it was to start off with, but I tried fixing it 3-4 times, and it comes out the same way each time. I tripled checked the o-ring each time, and there are no leaks after one short ride, so I guess it is fine.

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The only other thing I had a problem with was when I was replacing the inspection cover, it doesn't seem flush to the primary cover on one side. I don't know if it was to start off with, but I tried fixing it 3-4 times, and it comes out the same way each time. I tripled checked the o-ring each time, and there are no leaks after one short ride, so I guess it is fine.

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I had the same thing, then realized the inspection cover has to go on a particular way, try turning it 180 degrees.

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I figured that but also thought it was worth mentioning.


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By 'loading up' I mean slowly increase the preload on the tensioner. No need to have the rear wheel turning or even on a lift. Only the engine running, as the whine is audible with the bike standing still. Might be an even clearer whine if you GENTLY twist the throttle between each turn of the adjuster.
Ok, I plan on tackling the adjustment of my primary chain today or tomorrow. The way I see it, this is how to do it.

1. Loosen up the Nut to make adjustment of the allen bolt inside possible.
2. Turn the allen bolt to tighten the chain
3. With the bike running and in neutral, view the primary chain through the inspection window for slop. (Do we need to check the chain w/ engine offas well?)
4. Listen for audible whine
5. If no whine, turn adjuster until whine appears and then back off the allen bolt adjuster 1/8 of a turn.
6. Test rev engine for whine sound.
7. If no whine sound, tighten up bolts and then you're done.

Is this correct all? I am a little unsure of #3. Do I need to even take the inspection cover off the bike?

Thanks ...

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