DIY chain adjustment and lubing
Park in level. Better with paddock stand.
Clean the chain. I sprayed diesel and high pressure water to clean off the muck. Dry it.
Loosen the axle bolt. Size 22 mm.
Slack is 5-7 cm. Rotate the wheel and find where the chain is most tight, adjust slack with respect to that point.
The chain tension adjuster.
Loosen the lock nut first. This nut locks down the adjuster in position. Use a 14-mm open-end spanner.
Adjust chain. 10-mm open-end spanner. Tightening the bolt tightens the chain and vice versa.
Adjust equally on both sides. Look for the markers.
Tighten the lock nut.
Make sure to hold the adjustment bolt firmly while tightening the locking nut, else adjustment might change.
Tighten the axle. Done with adjustment.
Chain lube, KTM recommends SAE90 gear oil or chain spray. For cleaner rims and highway runs, use chain spray. For cost effectiveness and city use, use gear oil, but orange rims will become black.
Motul comes with 2 nozzles. Use the nozzle and long tube.
Start the bike and keep running in 1st or 2nd. Spray lube on all 4 sides of chain. Be extra cautious to keep hands away from sprocket. It can be fatal if caught between the sprocket.
It's recommended to manually rotate and spray, but ease of job and effective spraying, it's better to spray with it running.
Done. Keep the chain wet. Lube at 500 km intervals. More frequently in rain/dusty condition.