KDX settings

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Can someone tell me the correct adjustment/setting for slack in the chain on a 2002 KDX200? This bike is new to me so I would greatly appreciate any other advice as well.
Thank You!
 
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Can someone tell me the correct adjustment/setting for slack in the chain on a 2002 KDX200? This bike is new to me so I would greatly appreciate any other advice as well.
Thank You!
 
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push the chain up as far as you can... topside, right beneath the kickstand mount. space should be 2.2-2.8 inches between chain and top of swing arm
 
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Best way to set any chain is to pull the suspension up until the countershaft, swingarm pivot, and axle are all in a straight line. I usually do this when greasing the suspension linkage which I do immediately with any new-to-me bike (.ie the shock is off), or you can use a cranking tie-down, or a fat friend. This will put the chain at its tightest point. Give it 3/4" of slack. Then release everything and figure out where and how you want to measure slack in its "relaxed" state. I generally end up with about 3 fingers between the chain and swing arm at the end of the chain guide.