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Default Rear chain adjustment tip

I converted to a 520 chain on my '97.
This tip I discovered is ridiculously small, almost inconsequential and no doubt irrelevant to 99% of you but I'm sharing it anyway.
Suffer.

Trying to adjust the chain and wheel alignment for the past 4 days and every time I got all lined up I'd tighten the axle and the chain would be way too tight and wheel alignment off.
While sitting back to appraise the situation I gazed at the still-stock rear brake and brake holder when I had an epiphany.

"SON OF A %)&@&!!!" I hollered.

A shot of WD40 to the where the brake bracket rubber bumper runs on the swing arm and everything was cured.

Told you it was nothin' but my BP is high enough as it is.
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