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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Chain adjustment question

So I adjusted my chain today. Got it all setup nicely with hash marks matching and all. Then I go to tighten the axle nut. And the **** hash mark on the axle moves (slight play in it to begin with) how do I know it's setup properly. Which mark should I go with. Pre axle tight or post axle tight? Here's a video of what I mean.

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Tighten the nut to the point where the plastic marker thing doesn't (or more: can't) wobble around anymore and then tighten the chain accordingly, only then tighten the nut with the torque wrench
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So I loosened the axle nut two full rotations (RED mark on top two turns). What you are saying is that I over loosened the axle nut?

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The axle nut needs to be finger tight while you do the alignment with the adjusters. Once you have the rear wheel set, tighten the axle nut and torque it. And also, get one of these to make life easier. https://amzn.to/2K4c5kb

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What you are saying is that I over loosened the axle nut?
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The axle nut needs to be finger tight while you do the alignment with the adjusters. Once you have the rear wheel set, tighten the axle nut and torque it. And also, get one of these to make life easier. https://amzn.to/2K4c5kb
here is a link on how to use this tool...cool thing is that he is using a Z for demo

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Sorry to high jack this thread and if this seems like a dumb question...

I’m working on a chain adjustment and have everything set up. My question is about the torque. My 27mm socket takes a 1/2 inch driver (I used with a 1/2 inch breaker bar) however my torque wrench is 3/8 inch driver. Am I good with tightening the 22mm side (fits my torque wrench) to 79.9 ft/lb of torque?
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Please ignore this message. I gave myself a dummy slap after realizing I could just get a 3/8 to 1/2 inch adapter. Problem solved. Ride safe out there!
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