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Help me with the chain!

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i was lubing my chain the other day and it seemed a little loose, can somebody tell me how much slack i need to have on ex500 and do i measure it on the centerstand or with somebody on the bike? since there might be a difference. and maybe other chain adjustment things i would need to know to tighten it properly.

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Tension is set with the bike on the stand so that you have a consistant point every time. The slack measure in the manual ensures that the chain is never too tight or to loose throught the travel of the suspension, so even if the preload is not set correctly, the chain should still be fine.
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