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Hi,

What range of slack you measure in yours.
I'm watched films, read forums and advices, ussualy they said about 1.5 - 2.5cm.
In service manual is 3.5 - 4 standard to 4.5 usable. Adjust on side stand.
When I compare this set(3.8cm) with films then my looking to loosen.
Their chains looking so tied...
Is in Kawasaki manual something wrong? Or people gonna wrong?

I have new chain and would to have good slack setting.
 

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35-40mm is the kawasaki recommended

I routinely run 38-40mm (it just touches the rubber swingarm protector pad on the bottom when pushed up)

I have found often that bikes will "tell you" how much chain free play is the right amount in how they shift..
too loose they get real clunky
too tight and they just have an off feel to them

I would rather be too loose than too tight all day everyday

and check it at the tightest spot in the chain (they all even brand new have a tight spot)
 
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Loose is far better than tight. So long as the chain doesn't come off the sprocket teeth, it will transfer power. The damage to chains happen when there is too little slack, and the chain is stretched when you hit a bump.
 

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Thank you :)
You made my day!
Few days ago I little tight it, even that It was set with manual parameters.
Then I did small round 20-30km and several times changing position of clutch(measurement beside hand)...shitty, not helping.
Stoping, changing clutch gap - and still something was not right for me. I didn't feel it. Starting 1st gear with laggy movement or too much rpm. I thought that my bad day or to much earlier work with clutch adjustment.

Yesterday I adjusted chain again to 3.8 - 4cm!
Ride on and clutch, shifting seems to be fine. I didn't suppose that before shit can goes from tight chain.

Thanks guys:)
I can sleep well, with my slack. :p
 

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One word more, I used in adjustment advice about movement on bottom swingram:

In this way I have like you - "(it just touches the rubber swingarm protector pad on the bottom when pushed up)" :)))
 
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