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Old Mar 13th 2018, 02:41 PM   #1
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Chain slack on 899/959

Having some trouble determining my chain tension since I adjusted all my suspension settings last season. I didn't realize they would even have an impact, however, if i measure per the picture, 49/51 mm takes you right into the exhaust pipes. I can measure the true movement of the chain by pulling it up but ducati only provides this distance method amount. The manual specifically says this is at factory settings, so does the workshop manual, any thoughts? My slack is probably fine but was just wondering why my distance is only about 29mm vs the 50 they recommend.



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Old Mar 13th 2018, 03:30 PM   #2
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Where did you get that from?

My owners manual and swingarm sticker says 41 -43mm
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Old Mar 13th 2018, 08:20 PM   #3
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Here's what the 959 manual says
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Old Mar 15th 2018, 04:57 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by flatstick959 View Post
Where did you get that from?

My owners manual and swingarm sticker says 41 -43mm


Whoa, this is from my 899 manual...


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Old Mar 15th 2018, 08:51 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by JackAttack View Post
Whoa, this is from my 899 manual...


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You think the 899 actually has a different chain tension than the 959, or is my manual wrong..this is strange


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Old Mar 15th 2018, 10:33 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by JackAttack View Post
You think the 899 actually has a different chain tension than the 959, or is my manual wrong..this is strange


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The geometry is the same between the 899 and 959 from what I understand, the only difference is engine output power. Your manual must be wrong.


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Old Mar 15th 2018, 11:12 PM   #7
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Manual is right and I have the same 49-51 mm on the 899 swingarm sticker as well.
899 has also bigger rear sprocket than 959 which makes the distance a bit longer.
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Old Mar 16th 2018, 10:10 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by JiiBee View Post
Manual is right and I have the same 49-51 mm on the 899 swingarm sticker as well.
899 has also bigger rear sprocket than 959 which makes the distance a bit longer.
My 899 also says 49-51. Keep in mind it gets tighter when you sit on the bike (it won't hit the exhaust).
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Old Mar 16th 2018, 10:19 AM   #9
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The geometry isnít the same on 899 vs 959. The 959 has the 4mm lower swingarm pivot.
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The geometry isnít the same on 899 vs 959. The 959 has the 4mm lower swingarm pivot.
Yes, this /\
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