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I believe the 1050 manual states 35-40 mm with the bike on the side stand. Find the center of the chain between front and rear sprockets (just eyeball it) and measure from there.
 
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J-Pip said:
I believe the 1050 manual states 35-40 mm with the bike on the side stand. Find the center of the chain between front and rear sprockets (just eyeball it) and measure from there.
from the bottom of teh chain to the ground? or between the bottom and the top of the chain? or the actual movement?
 

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Movement. Also after adjusting it's a good idea to sit on the bike and check that there still is slack on the chain with the rider on.

In general:
too tight -> whirring noise and footmassaging pegs while on the road
too loose -> very jerky pickup on closed throttle/open throttle situations
 

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Fenster said:
I would recommend always sitting on the bike when measuring. This is the actually slack it will have when the bike is ridden.
+1 also roll the bike until you find the tight spot in the chain...all used chains will have a section that is tighter than the rest of the chain, due to stretching from wheelies, hard launches, etc. If you adjust in a loose spot, when it comes around to the tight spot...it may be too tight. :eboy:
 
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