I have a button.. BITCHES!
05 800ss. I got the bike with 6700 miles on it a year ago. It now has 16000 miles on it. I'm almost maxed out chain-wise. I can adjust the chain, at it's tightest point in the middle of the swingarm, to 25-30mm's like the book (and others) say to do. BUT, when I do this, at it's slackest point, I can move the chain up and down 1 1/2-to almost 2 inches. So I'm guessing the chain is toast. My question is, are the sprockets gone also? It's disturbing to see that wide range of tension from it's tightest point to it's slackest. Also, I can pinch the chain at the back of the sprocket and actually pull it off of the sprocket about an 1/8 of an inch. I can offer more info if the right questions are asked. I could also take a picture of the rear sprocket if needed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Rich