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I'm having this same problem too, I'm "thinking" that the chain is loose and when you downshift/clutch in the top chain is sinking and dragging against the bar (what the hell is it called?) but when my bike is stationary the chain is touching this bar...

Not sure what "bar" you are talking about :confused: Not the swingarm?
There should be a rubber guide over the top and front pivot and returning under the swingarm to protect it :hmm:
Or are you talking about the centrestand, as I had my old chain wear slightly on the CS when I didn't have a rubber "bump stop" on the LH can :eek:
Do you have a std can and bump stop or aftermarket can with no stop :idunno:

While sitting on the bike the lower part of the chain should only have ~1 1/4" of travel or slack ;)
Adjusting the slack while sitting on the bike is more important if you are heavy especially if you have a shim on the shock as the suspension compresses and tightens the chain :crap:


and whats up w/ this CCT i keep hearing about... how do you test it to make sure its good/bad... as far as i know its just a (well name implies) tensioner for the cam chain (honestly i didn't know they had one, i thought the cam chain was basically a "timing belt" <shrugs> I'm gonna lay down, now i just feel retarded...:loony:
The CCT is a spring loaded screw type tensioner on the RHS of the motor that automatically adjusts the camchain tension :thumb:
Only trouble is the springs seem slightly week sometimes and the tension goes off and the efect is usually a bad rattle "like marbles in a can", usually won't damage the engine unless it's left for so long it actually completely fails :eek:

John01XX on here sells them for ~$40US, changing is just a matter of taking the RH lower fairng off and undoing 2 bolts, putting a new one in and bolting up and THEN removing the locking key, look HERE :thumb:
 

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yeah that plastic piece on the (pivot?) (do you people call the kickstand a swingarm? im lost) i think..... the bar between the chain... mine just rattles when i slow down into 1st gear, doesn't sound horrible, i think its rubbing against the swingarm, and i haven't measured it but i think i have close to 2in of slack, seems like a lot, but ill have to double check it, plus i haven't checked it while being on it... (is that possible?) but i only weigh a buck 60 so i don't think ill need to worry about that
and another off the topic question, is it bad to leave the bike on the centerstand when in storage?
 

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yeah that plastic piece on the (pivot?) (do you people call the kickstand a swingarm? I'm lost) i think..... the bar between the chain... mine just rattles when i slow down into 1st gear, doesn't sound horrible, i think its rubbing against the swingarm, and i haven't measured it but i think i have close to 2in of slack, seems like a lot, but ill have to double check it, plus i haven't checked it while being on it... (is that possible?) but i only weigh a buck 60 so i don't think ill need to worry about that
and another off the topic question, is it bad to leave the bike on the centrestand when in storage?
In the link below # 11 is the swingarm and 10 the swingarm guide which goes around the SA and protects it :thumb:

<a href="Ronayers.com Fiche Desktop Motorcycle Honda 2001 CBR1100XX SWINGARM" target="_blank"><img src="http://images.ronayers.com/fiche/thumbs/thumb_293344.gif" alt="SWINGARM" title="Click to view Online Microfiche for Honda 2001 CBR1100XX SWINGARM at Ronayers.com" border="0" /></a>

In this link #8 :evilaugh: is the Side Stand and #3 is the Centrestand, the chain should be nowhere near the SS :eek:, mine did rub slightly on the back of the LH foot of the CS when up and riding over bumpy roads :idunno:

<a href="Ronayers.com Fiche Desktop Motorcycle Honda 2001 CBR1100XX STAND" target="_blank"><img src="http://images.ronayers.com/fiche/thumbs/thumb_293263.gif" alt="STAND" title="Click to view Online Microfiche for Honda 2001 CBR1100XX STAND at Ronayers.com" border="0" /></a>

I hardly ever use my SS, always use the CS, I can't see why there should be a problem with using the CS for long periods:idunno:, in fact it would be preferable than all the weight laying over on the SS :crap:
 

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I bought a chain, Renthal, and it's pre-greased up in the bag as well as the link and extra o-rings. After installing the chain and making finall adjustments do you have to clean the chain or can I leave the chain with the default grease and ride it a bit? Maybe clean an lubricate after a few hundred miles? I've done my first chain replacement and will post pics here to add to the original posters photos later. My previous bikes were all shaft drive so I'm not sure about the pre-grease.
 

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I bought a chain, Renthal, and it's pre-greased up in the bag as well as the link and extra o-rings. After installing the chain and making finall adjustments do you have to clean the chain or can I leave the chain with the default grease and ride it a bit? Maybe clean an lubricate after a few hundred miles? I've done my first chain replacement and will post pics here to add to the original posters photos later. My previous bikes were all shaft drive so I'm not sure about the pre-grease.
It really depends how thick the grease is! If it's quite light then I'd just run it for a few 100, but if it's like bearing grease then it's probably better to at least give it a wipe over and lightly lube ;)
 

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It's definitely not bearing grease, it's white and tacky. I'll run it a couple of hundred miles and keep an eye on it; after that I'll give it a good cleaning and lubricate.
 

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After new sprockets and a DID chain installed by my tech. It came back looking like this.



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As mentioned previously I have more photos from my sprocket and chain replacement from this past weekend. When ever there's an instructional thread I think it's great to have a lot of photos; the original poster has great photos but the more the better when it comes to working on the bike for noobs and veterans alike.

After pulling the front sproket cover I found a lot of road grim, dirt and whatnot in the cover, it was very thick and nasty:
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Another angle of the cover:
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I pulled the clutch slave cylinder off only to tear the gasket, I have one on order from my local Honda stealership:
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Slave cylinder close up:
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Here are a few shots of the front sproket road grime and dirt, 35,000 miles worth of this gunk:
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A shot of the rear sprocket and master link before grinding the head off:
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Here's the front sproket, OEM, from Partzilla:
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And the rear sprocket from Renthal:
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I ordered an extra link, just in case I screwed up the one that came with the Rental Chain:
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And the chain:
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I bought a Motion Pro PBR tool and it mentions you don't need to grind down the rivet; I did it anyhow, less stress on the tool.
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Motion Pro tool ready for action:
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Pin removed:
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Motion Pro tool from Amazon:
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I laid out the old and new chain, counted and verified again for 110 links:
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Did a bit of cleaning, it's not perfect but it's a big improvement and I can actuall see metal and hardware now:
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I cleaned up the rear wheel and sprocket assembly, installed and torqued to specs. Had to remove the pretty Renthall sticker:
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Mounted the front sprocket and torqued, mounted the wheel and threaded the chain through:
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Reinstalled the cover:
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Final pic before installing the chain guard:
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After double checking my work I checked it again. Aside from the ripped gasket, nothing went wrong. I went for a test drive and all is well. I'm a bit concerned about the grease but I'll clean and lubricate this weekend. I hope the extra photos come in handy and helps out the original post; like I mentioned, you can never have too many pics.
 

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Great post Contevida, and everyone else. I am getting ready to do this myself and am a bit worried since I am really just an oil changer :) Should I have any worries about getting the rear wheel back on properly after changing the rear sprocket? I there anything I should keep in mind to ensure proper alignment?
 
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