Hello, I am new to the forum and have a question that I need to find an answer to. My friend up here in Alaska has a 2004 Yamaha RX1 1000. His chain broke and blew apart his chain case. We purchased a replacement chain case on Ebay and a new 72 tooth chain (the length of his old chain). After putting the parts all back together, the new chain is too long and the chain tensioner is screwed all the way in. Our question is: What is going on? We think everything was put back the way it was. Does anyone know of a diagram or place to go online that will show us the correct way to put it back together? We appreciate all and any help that we get. We want to get this machine put back together asap.
Well, we figured it out. My friend called a Yamaha dealer and they looked it up and the 72 link chain is too long. Not sure how the original owner had it working in there, probably why it blew up. Anyway, it is supposed to have a shorter chain, so we have one coming and hopefully it will work and go back together right this time (I think it is a 68 link chain, so that would be a lot of extra links). Maybe this information (going directly to a dealer first) will help someone else. Thanks
Put a bigger gear like out of an apex more top speed! Chain will fit !the 72 that is
Stock chain for that year is 70 not 72