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Oct 12

Posts: 8

Joe1990 says:

honda n24 vfr400 chain adjustment

got a mate with this bike and he's having trouble trying to work out how to adjust the chain. anyone have any ideas?


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Jan 08

Posts: 7732

kcmc says:

Honda VFR 400 NC 24 year?

Hi joe1990

On the 24 swing arm you will find at the very rear two 12mm bolts(these need to be undone,not taken out) these pinch the swing arm together holding the hole hub in place,the hub itself turns and is elliptical, you will see a toothed ring,this is what is used to do the adjusting,you will need a large C-spanner or the correct tool that is provided in the tool kit.Some people knock this ring around with a hammer and screw driver but this isn't recommended as the toothed ring will soon damage and adjustment may become impossible in the future.Here is a picture of the adjusting tool.

Chain Hub Adjuster Tool Honda VFR 800 VFR750 RC30 RC45

or a large C-spanner like this one will do.

Honda VFR 800 VFR750 Hub Chain Adjuster Tool RC30 RC45.

If you find that when you undo the two bolts,the hub wont adjust,it can be(and is very often) the rear brake caliper hanger has seized on the hub,if this is the case the hub and its component parts will need to be stripped cleaned and greased for them all to operate correctly(this is quit a commen fault especially with a bike of this age).. Good Luck


brake caliper bracket.


Hub with toothed ring.


Bolts to be undone.


Damaged hub,after someone has hit it with a screw driver:upset:


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Oct 12

Posts: 8

Joe1990 says:


Thanks for that dude. I shall let him know.

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