Turn the rear wheel slowly until you find the position
where chain tension is tightest.
Put motorcycle on the side stand and push the chain up
pressing with a finger at mid-length of swingarm. The
lower stretch of chain must have a slack of
Chain tension is adjusted as follows (SS800).
Slacken the nut (1, fig. 53.1) of the wheel shaft, tighten
(turn clockwise) or slacken the screw (2) on either side of
the swingarm equally to increase or reduce chain
tension. If you are slackening the chain, you will have to
push the wheel forward.
To adjust chain tension on SUPERSPORT1000 model,
slacken the nuts (1, fig. 53.2) on both sides of wheel
Slacken the check nut (2) and slacken (turn anti-
clockwise) or tighten the screw (3) on either side of the
swingarm equally to increase or reduce chain tension. If
you are slackening the chain, you will have to push the
Improper chain tension will lead to early wear of
Make sure you have adjusted to the same setting marks
on both sides of the swingarm. Refer to pointer on slider
(4, fig. 53.1-53.2). This will ensure perfect wheel
Grease the thread of the wheel shaft nut (1) with SHELL
Retinax HDX2 grease and torque nut to 72 Nm.
Grease the threads of adjusting screws (3) with SHELL
Alvania R3 grease and torque check nuts (2) to 8 Nm.
25 ÷ 30 mm