F650 GS 2007 Rear wheel

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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?

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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.

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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.
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Re: F650 GS 2007 Rear wheel

Postby Jimniven » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:44 pm

Had a spare day and changed chain and both sprockets. All sorted


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Re: F650 GS 2007 Rear wheel

Postby Richard(Sande)Sanders » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:08 pm

Chains do not stretch evenly as they wear. When you adjust the chain you need to find the
tightest point on the chain & adjust to the correct tension at that point. If you clean & lubricate
the chain before adjusting you can check for stiff links before you adjust the chain.

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Re: F650 GS 2007 Rear wheel

Postby gogs01 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:25 pm

Had a spare day and changed chain and both sprockets. All sortedImage.
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