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I have a PDF file of a factory manual that covers 05-14 models
PM me your email address and I'll see if I can email it to you
In the mean time - if you use a tie down or ratchet strap to collapse the rear suspension so the counter shaft on the engine, the swing arm pivot and the rear axle are in a straight line - you adjust the chain for about 5/8 to 3/4 inch of slack half way between the front and rear sprockets - note that the sprockets do not wear round and the chain does not wear evenly, so adjust for the tightest point when the rear axle is turned. Once you have the chain properly adjusted, you can relax the suspension and bounce it up and down a couple of times till it settles to a "normal" position. At this point you can check the chain and measure how much slack it has in reference to the swing arm. The next time you adjust it, you can just measure the slack without collapsing the suspension and be satisfactorily close. The chain is loosest at the top and bottom of the swing arm arc, that's why there are rollers on the frame - the rollers limit the slack to help keep the chain on the sprockets at the loosest points of the suspension travel.
Last edited by Here 2 help; 09-18-2018 at 07:15 PM.