HOW-TO: Install the TST Captive Chain Adjusters on a Yamaha R3
Changing the rear wheel on your R3 is such a painful experience since the end cap on your swingarm keeps falling whenever you try to remove or re-assemble your rear wheel. Additionally, the wheel spacers and the rear caliper are constantly falling or moving, adding even more frustration to the wheel removal process.
The TST Captive Adjusters will simplify the process of removing and installing the rear wheel on your Yamaha R3. In addition, the optional Delrin sliders are, in my opinion, a must-buy option since they can reduce the damage to your swingarm in case of a low side.
If you already have a rear motorcycle stand, you will need to make sure you can change the top support of your stands to support the GP lifter style vs. the standard spooled lifters. The GP style is an inverted V or inverted fork in the swingarm or attached bracket. In my case, and as you will see in the video, I am using the Pit-Bull GP-style wheel stands.
The installation process should not take more than 30 minutes as long as you still have your kickstand or some side jack stands. This will be necessary since you must remove the spools from the swingarm to attach the GP lifter bracket.
If you want to make your life easier, you should also consider installing the TST Captive Wheel Spacers and the iOneMoto Captive Rear Caliper Bracket.
The product is very well-designed and exceptionally durable. I have been using those TST captive tensioners for two seasons, and you can barely tell I have been using them. I am very happy with this product and highly recommend it (I have no affiliation with TST Industries).
Where to buy this stuff
TST Captive Chain Adjusters + Lifters
Fast Frank Racing Captive Rear Caliper Bracket
Pit-Bull Front Wheel Stand (Hybrid Headlift)
Pit-Bull Pin for Hybrid Headlift
Watch the video below to get all the details and see how to install these captive chain adjusters.
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