How to adjust a motorcycle chain properly

Chain Monkey motorcycle chain tensioner

Tensioning a motorcycle chain is usually done by hand without any real way of knowing it has been set correctly.

It may also need re-adjusting several times until the tension of the chain ‘feels right’ by lifting the chain with your finger and guessing the right tension.

Now UK motorcycle tool manufacturer Tru-Tension has produced the simple Chain Monkey tool which promises to end this outdated practice.Chain Monkey motorcycle chain tensioner

Chain Monkey removes the guesswork, allowing the user to set the chain first time, every time, to the exact tension your particular motorcycle requires.

Having your chain at the right tension prolongs chain and sprocket life, improves acceleration and avoids jerky chain lash.

Chain Monkey is now being used by the British Superbikes team MWR Motorsport Ducati after discovering its time-saving capabilities, precision and ease of use.Chain Monkey motorcycle chain tensioner

Chris Frappell, designer of Chain Monkey and owner of Tru-Tension, is a young engineer who likes to design time-saving tools and modernise outdated methods.

Chain Monkey is available online for $72.50 which includes shipping anywhere in Australia.

Chain Monkey motorcycle chain tensioner

3 Comments

  1. I commented about this on their Instagram about the YouTube video. I always thought you were meant to tension your chain at the tightest spot, and measure it at multiple locations?

  2. I put a chain tensioner on my old harley best thing I ever did [apart from the electronic ignition]
    Thinking of a scottoiler next

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