Talley’s Picks: Motion Pro Slacksetter

If you've been riding motorcycles for any length of time, you know that chain slack changes almost constantly, and it's very important to get that slack right. That’s where the Motion Pro Slacksetter tool comes into play. 


Motion Pro Slacksetter tool


If the chain slack is too loose, you run the risk of derailing your motorcycle’s chain and potentially damaging its engine cases. And if it's too tight, you might snap the chain in half. Forget the “three finger rule” for measuring chain slack. The Motion Pro SlackSetter is a simple tool that enables you to accurately measure chain slack in a matter of seconds. It’s inexpensive, compact and lightweight, so it’ll fit comfortably in your ride-along tool kit.

Motion Pro chain slack tool

Here’s what Partzilla’s resident pro John Talley says about the Motion Pro Slacksetter:

If you’ve ever tried to get your chain adjusted correctly, just using your fingers is probably not the best way to go about it. This little gadget makes sure you get a consistent setting on your chain every single time. This little tool is really easy to use. It's repeatable, and that's what you're really after: just a quick look to make sure you're in the ballpark before you head out to the track or trail. And that’ll tell you, whether you have a street bike or dirt bike, just how much slack is in there, so you don’t overtighten it. That’s a common mistake a lot of people make.

The Slacksetter Pro is one of many high quality tools from Motion Pro. Add it to your toolbox. It's affordable, easy to use, and is more reliable and accurate than the “three finger rule.” 


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