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Just bought my 450 used didn't come with an owners manual, without trying I just don't see how you tighten the chain yet. Any help would be great!
 

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loosten the two bolts on the back of the swing arm and the whole housing rotates.. i used a hammer and a rod to get the housing to rotate.
 

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you can stick a screw driver through a hole in the sprocket hub. This will go into one of the slots on the big side of the carrier, and just roll the quad. this will rotate the carrier, and adjust your chain.
 

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It really seems like a silly set up for chain tensioning. But seems better than the older yamaha's with the two bolts with the backing nut. But thanks for all the help guys.
 

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you can stick a screw driver through a hole in the sprocket hub. This will go into one of the slots on the big side of the carrier, and just roll the quad. this will rotate the carrier, and adjust your chain.
i tryed that and it didnt work for me so i just used a little force lol
 

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just putting something in there and rolling it worked like butter! This is by far the easiest and brightest chain tension set up out there!
 

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My cannondale was the same way. It couldn't be any easier.
 

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Most of the new 450's have very similar ways to adjusting the chain... its a pretty bulletproof design, just make sure ya torque the bolts down to the proper specs afterwards.
 

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Torque spec is 35 ft lbs for the rear chain adjustment lock bolts.
 

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Thanks for the help! Everyone has been helping alot, I just bought it and it came with no owners manual. So this has been helping alot!
 

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Good to hear man, need any more help with anything let us know or PM me.
 
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