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I was trying to tighten my chain on my 2001 warrior I just bought, as it was very loose. I did everything as I should, loosen the upper and lower hub nuts and use the adjuster bolts to tighten or loosen, but nothing happens. No matter what I do, tighten or loosen the adjusting bolts, the chain tension does not change. What can I do to get it tighter? Could it be if my atv was not in neutral? I am pretty sure it was, but can't figure how to adjust it. The adjuster bolts go all the way, and then just touch the carrier. But when I loosen them nothing happens as well.

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I don't have an OEM tool kit, but I do have plenty of 3/8" round or square stock because I do metal work. What are you suggesting that I do with a bar of that?
 

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Be sure the swingarm/carrier lock bolts are loose.
 

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Awesome thank you. For the rod, since I do not have the OEM one, is there anything special about it? Bends or anything? Or is it just a basic 3/8" diameter piece of steel?
 

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Sometimes the carrier and swing arm will lock together and need extra effort to break loose.
 

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I just checked, and there are no holes that I can tell of. Do you mean to stick the bar in the sprocket?
 

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I just checked, and there are no holes that I can tell of. Do you mean to stick the bar in the sprocket?


No. Can you post a picture of the chain side of the carrier?
 

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So, a picture is worth a thousand words, I was thinking of another system.


Loosen the pivot bolt and nut across the top of the carrier and across the bottom. Looks like in the pic's you already did that. Look closely at the bottom brackets on the swing arm, you'll see slots that the carrier will pivot on. Rotating the carrier/axle assembly back will tighten the chain. You may be out of adjustment and either shorten the chain, or replace. Replacement chain is normally done with both sprockets,
 
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