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Re: Chain slack adjustment -- how loose is too loo

Can a loose chain cause shifting to become sloppy? I rode a friend's biek this weekend and he was a little over 1" in chain slack, and I noticed I missed shifts quite a few times on his bike and I was wondering if the two are related.
 
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Re: Chain slack adjustment -- how loose is too loo

depending on how loose you're talking about, driveline lash could result in the chain "jumping" teeth on the sprockets which results in a real jerky effect.
that said, i'd much rather go a bit too loose than REMOTELY too tight.
i remember a buddy of mine did a sprocket swap before a group ride. fortunately, he took a "test ride" to zip around the block before we all set out. "what's that humming sound?" his chain was so tight it literally hummed. we reset the slack and had a great run ;)
 

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Re: Chain slack adjustment -- how loose is too loo

He has roughly 1.25" of slack, probably closer to 30-35mm than the ducati 20-25 spec for the early model monsters

Can this have an ill effect on his shifting at all or are the two isolated?
 

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Re: Chain slack adjustment -- how loose is too loo

Oh btw his is a 2000 m750 and compared to my 99 the shifting was alot harsher. Oil levels are fine just a difference in the chain slack...
 
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snugging up the chain a touch wouldn't be a bad idea, but i don't think it'd make a huge difference in shift feel. not sure why it would be so different from the other model year's.
 
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