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Would any of you be able to provide the specs for the chain tension on the 18 Africa Twin

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Would any of you be able to provide the specs for the chain tension on the 18 Africa Twin

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Is it not on the side of the chain guard like the 16 and 17 had 40mm on a sticker. The service manual says between 35mm to 45mm while on the sidestand midway between the sprockets.
 

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On the side stand I make sure there is enough chain slack to touch the swingarm midspan.

If you really want to get it right use a ratchet strap to pull down the rear suspension until the front sprocket shaft, swingarm pivot and rear axle are all in a line. This is the tightest point for the chain. Adjust so there is is a small amount of play at this point - it should NOT be drum tight. Then put bike back on side stand or main stand and measure / check slack somewhere you can consistently check easily and adjust to easily without a ruler.
 
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