Riding to day I could hear a rhythmic tapping sound. I occurs when I ease off the throttle. I think it is the chain tapping against the plastic chain guard when tension on the chain from accelerating is released.
I pulled over and was able to move the bottom section of the chain up and down between 2 - 2.5 inches. This seems a lot for me but I have read that bikes with a single shock absorber at the back have more play then dual shocks.
I have a 2000 Honda VTR250. Does anyone know if thats an acceptable amount of play and if not, whats the best way to remedy it (new chain)?