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@TechShop: Adjusting motorcycle chain

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One of my favorite things in the TechShop is the Auto Bay. I love that members can bring their vehicles here to do mundane routine maintenance or complex customization. Today I need to adjust my motorcycle chain. Yes! You can work on motorcycles in the auto bay too.


 
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In terms of tools I'm going to use a 13mm crescent wrench and a large adjustable crescent wrench. I'm also going to use a caliper later to ensure that my wheel is correctly aligned.

The axle of the motorcycle has a nut on one side. There are also adjusters built into each side of the swingarm. Currently the chain has too much slack so I will loosen the axle nut and adjust the tensioners to take the slack out.


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