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I have a 2006 outlaw 500 I bought used. I have read in the service manual on tightening the chain. I loosened the top and bottom bolts then it says tighten the adjustment bolt to 20ftlbs of torque. I did that but it makes the chain really tight and theres like no play in the chain. So I wonder if im doing it right? For now i did tighten it but left some wiggle. Till I could get some advice on it here.
 

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You should be able to lift your chain about 1/4" from the top of the rear sprocket. If your chain is old and stretched, I wouldn't overtighten it. If you are installing a new chain, use 20 ft/lbs. If you are considering a chain, they sell chain and 2 sprocket sets everywhere fairly cheap. Make sure it's clean and juiced up good too.
 

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the 20 lbs of torque is what u tighten the adjuster bolt to after u adjust the chain . in other words you adjust the chain to proper adjustment tighten the top and bottom bolts then tighten the adjuster bolt to 20 ftlbs , it is just so that bolt dont loosen up.

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Yeah thats pretty much what I did. But when I first read the service manual I thought it was telling me to adjust the chain by tightening that bolt to 20ftlbs.
Thanks for the info.
 

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just tighten that chain till it has a small amount of play, 20lbs is not a direct have too option its there for possiblity....
 
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