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Drive Chain - Kawasaki Versys 1000 2013 Owner's Manual

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MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT

Drive Chain

The drive chain slack and lubrication
must be checked each day before rid-
ing the motorcycle and must be main-
tained in accordance with the Periodic
Maintenance Chart for safety and to
prevent excessive wear. If the chain
becomes badly worn or maladjusted -
either too loose or too tight - the chain
could jump off the sprockets or break.
WARNING
A chain that breaks or jumps off
the sprockets could snag on the
engine sprocket or lock the rear
wheel, severely damaging the
motorcycle and causing it to go
out of control. Inspect the chain
for damage and proper adjust-
ment before each ride.
Chain Slack Inspection
Set the motorcycle up on its side
stand.
Rotate the rear wheel to find the po-
sition where the chain is tightest, and
measure the maximum chain slack
by pulling up and pushing down the
chain midway between the engine
sprocket and rear wheel sprocket.
A. Chain Slack

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