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Chain Adjustment - DUCATI 620 SPORT Owner's Manual

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Chain adjustment

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
25-30 mm.
chain tension is adjusted as follows:
Slacken the nut (1, fig. 56) 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.
Improper chain tension will lead to early wear of
transmission parts.
Make sure you have adjusted to the same setting marks
on both sides of the swingarm. Refer to pointer on slider
(3, fig. 56). This will ensure perfect wheel alignment.
Grease the thread of the wheel shaft nut (1) with SHELL
Retinax HDX2 grease and torque nut to 72 Nm.
25 ÷ 30 mm
fig. 55
fig. 56


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