F650 GS 2007 Rear wheel

Post your F Series Technical Q&A's here

Moderator: Moderators

Jimniven
Forum User
Posts: 43
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:09 pm
Country of Residence: Scotland

F650 GS 2007 Rear wheel

Postby Jimniven » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:01 am

Hi, Having cleaned and adjusted my chain and making sure the wheel alignment is equal each side I am still finding the tension of the chain tightening at one particular spot as the rear wheel is spun on the centre stand. The chain tightens then loosens off again. I can't quite figure out why, anybody any ideas?

Mjolinor
Forum User
Posts: 1716
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:38 pm
Country of Residence: United Kingdom
Location: Burnley

Re: F650 GS 2007 Rear wheel

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:58 am

Lump of crap stuck in one of the sprockets or chain links.
Worn / stretched chain.
Bent gearbox shaft.
Sprocket not centred on the wheel.

The list goes on. The real problem being it doesn't have a drive shaft. :)

Set it to the tightest point then adjust the wheel to set the play as you want it, it is the only way to fix it short of replacing stuff really.

User avatar
windmill john
Forum User
Posts: 3715
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:58 am
Country of Residence: England
Location: Somewhere in Southern England. bip bip bip, loose lips sinks ships

Re: F650 GS 2007 Rear wheel

Postby windmill john » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:21 pm

As. Mjolinor says, the tight point is where you check the chain. All chains have tight spots, most not as excessive as yours sounds.
http://www.kittos.co.uk
Best roads: 623 Burgos to Santander. A back road to Metz; can't remember which!
Bumble, my 700 Transalp.
Gupta, my 350 Bullet.
Sundance, my 500T.
Sold my Airheads, what an idiot, but Honda is also great.
Too many bikes have come and gone, trying to be sensible now!


Return to “F Series Technical Q&A's”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests