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HI All,

Hope someone can help me. Friend brought his MTS 1100 over tonight so I could adjust his chain. Reading the manual, it says the axle centerline shouuld be BELOW the eccentric centerline. And also to tighten the chain you turn the eccentric counterclockwise.

Before I did anything I looked and it appears that the rear axle center is ABOVE the eccentric centerline. THe original owner went to a smaller tooth in the front. But I can't see any way this hub would've ever been removed and reinstalled 180 degrees out, but that's what it seems like.


Could some kind soul take a pic of the eccentric from the left side of their bike to see if perhaps I'm crazy?

Thanks!
CHris
 

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Yes Chris that info is correct.
It looks like chain adjustment was obtained by over compensating of the eccentric hub.
The correct way would have been to shorten the chain. If you don't know how to do this, take it to someone who can.

Check this site for a good description of chain adjusting http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?fa=contentGeneric.psqlmptrfsppjcbe&pageId=1285193

All multi owners may be interested in this new eccentric hub spanner Judging Interest - New Eccentric Hub/Chain Tension Adjuster Tool
 

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that's an exc. link, Thanks for posting
Chris

Yes Chris that info is correct.
It looks like chain adjustment was obtained by over compensating of the eccentric hub.
The correct way would have been to shorten the chain. If you don't know how to do this, take it to someone who can.

Check this site for a good description of chain adjusting Motorcycle Info Pages - 'How to' & FAQs > MTS1200 Chain Adjustment

All multi owners may be interested in this new eccentric hub spanner Judging Interest - New Eccentric Hub/Chain Tension Adjuster Tool
 

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Multistrada 1100s eccentric hub

Hi Guys,

I just read this post and I'm hoping that it will explain all the handling issues I've been experiencing. I've owned my 1100S for 2 years now and I noticed problems with the handling after just a few months of ownership.
First I noticed the exhaust heat sheild was touching down alot. Then I lost the bellypan completely on a tour of italy. Now on the high speed commute I have to work in the South of France I'm getting tank slappers all the time.
I've been to countless suspension specialists over the years but no one has been able to fix it.
I've never really felt confident in the corners either which is strange because previously I've owned a 1000ds 2005 std model and had no problems with handling or tank slappers or ground clearance.
Then I read this post, checked my rear axle and sure enough its above the eccentric hub centreline! ! I expect that'll make quite a difference to the suspension geometry and weight distribution?
Tried to rectify this myself but it was getting stuck half way around and so I dropped it off at the local dealer here yesterday.
Really excited to pick up tonight now and I'm hoping that it'll finally handle as I expect it should. ... if not better! !
 

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Well I got my bike back from the dealer last night and I'm a little underwhelmed.
It is definitely better than it was and much more stable at speed but the problem is still present.
The mechanic their has certainly done the best suspension job on the bike that its ever had... compared to all the other 'expert' work attempted previously.
The mechanic did surprise me though by telling me that on the Multistrada, it is not possible to have the wheel axle centreline below the eccentric hub centreline?
He told me that the chain guard would end up beneath the rear sprocket instead of over/behind it.
I have to admit I ran into that issue when I tried rotating it in my garage without any disassembly of the wheel/hub. Thats why I took it to the main dealer as I assumed it would need completely taking apart to put it right?
Can anyone out there on this forum help to confirm this issue with the eccentric hub/rear wheel axle locations? :confused:

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