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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Norwood, MA

    Flipping chain adjuster.

    What is the effect of flipping the chain adjusters ? I've seen it on a few bikes.
    2003 ZRX-1200R
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  2. #2
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Charlotte, NC

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    Quicker handling for sure.

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    Color Monitor
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Wisconsin

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    It raises the rear end of the bike thus making turn in faster.



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    Stuffed Up
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Brisbane QLD, Australia

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    As above, I like it better. Try it and see, if you dont like it flip them back
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    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    causing trouble near Milton, Ontario, Canada

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    devils advocate here
    Some but not all members have said they noticed some twitchy handling at high speeds when they do that.
    They never want to say How high a speed.
    So it may be a factor of wind and aerodynamics rather than flipped adjusters
    But as noted Just flip them back
    jp
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    avtech3d
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Chandler, Arizona 85286

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    Did not like it on my 1100, never tried it on a 1200.

    Don't know if it makes a difference.
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  7. #7
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
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    "Straya"

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnie Phatt View Post
    ......
    They never want to say How high a speed.
    .........
    Probably the same guys that cover their number plates when they post a picture of their bike.

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    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    near Hamburg, Germany

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnie Phatt View Post
    devils advocate here
    Some but not all members have said they noticed some twitchy handling at high speeds when they do that.
    They never want to say How high a speed.
    So it may be a factor of wind and aerodynamics rather than flipped adjusters
    But as noted Just flip them back
    jp
    I flipped them and frequently flat her out on the Autobahn. Never noticed any adverse effect on the handling.
    If you flip them, give it a couple miles. It feels awkward for some in the beginning but then you will probably appreciate the quicker turning in if you're that kind of rider. If not - just turn em back. Nothing lost.
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  9. #9
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Norwood, MA

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    Kind of a moot point with me as I'm not a knee scraper, and I think the ZRX handles just fine. Thanks for all the input guys !!
    2003 ZRX-1200R
    1983 Honda 650 Nighthawk
    2006 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe

  10. #10
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Missssssipeee

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    Just another point. I will flip them, when touring. I load up with saddlebags, top box, tail bag with camping gear ,etc. After the ice and beer run,(and split wood in saddlebags), i will flip them back to stock. For "ME" , its all about gaining that extra clearance. Or riding off road (yeah,some of us ride fire roads,lol)


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  11. #11
    New, but just to this Board
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Mn

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    Old thread I know, just thought I’d throw in my 2 cents.
    with the eccentrics flipped it seems to give the bike a more modern feel . Sure the turn is quicker but I feel the biggest difference is the feel IMO. I know longer feel like I am “sitting” in the bike but a little more on “top” . Feels more modern and seems to want power wheelie a bit more. I’m 6’1” so the saddle height feels better. If you haven’t tried it I do not understand why. I’ll try raising the fork tubes next.

  12. #12
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    "Straya"

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    Also moves the chain pull moment slightly affecting anti/pro squat characteristics.
    Maximize your compromise.

  13. #13
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Shiny Side Up ^

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs View Post
    As above, I like it better. Try it and see, if you dont like it flip them back
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  14. #14
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Shiny Side Up ^

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    Old thread I know, just thought I’d throw in my 2 cents.
    with the eccentrics flipped it seems to give the bike a more modern feel . Sure the turn is quicker but I feel the biggest difference is the feel IMO. I know longer feel like I am “sitting” in the bike but a little more on “top” . Feels more modern and seems to want power wheelie a bit more. I’m 6’1” so the saddle height feels better. If you haven’t tried it I do not understand why. I’ll try raising the fork tubes next.
    I flipped my eccentrics AND raised my forks 25mm. Loved it!!! I'm 6'5". I rode my Rex for 10 years set up that way.
    BEWARE: It will turn in VERY QUICKLY.
    Big Harry

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  15. #15
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Charlotte, NC

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    Same as Harry except 1/2" up on the forks. Feels light, doesn't speed wobble
    Not going back to stock config.

  16. #16
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    causing trouble near Milton, Ontario, Canada

    Re: Flipping chain adjuster.

    When I went to 16/47 I raised the back and dropped the front 10 mm Came out of the turns like a rocket on Rails
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    Head honcho of project
    Rise of the Phoenix

    bring Dave if you must....Perko


 

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