I have a 01 f4i and at approximatly 10k miles I changed the chain and sprockets because the chain was loud and when you rolled the rear wheel around on the swingarm stand there were hard and easy spots. It is my understanding that this is caused by a stretched chain.
Anyway, so new chain and sproket......rides like a dream and is very quite for like a week. I checked it and tightened it and it was fine again for a few days. Then it started getting louder so I oiled it using a liquid chain wax which helped for a bit but it got loud again. I checked and the wheel is aligned properly and the tension seems to be right inline with the recomended 1" of play.
Any ideas why it is loud?? Would the bolt on the front sprocket come loose and it is sliding around?? I rode 200 miles today so I have pretty much ruled out that it is going to go away.
I think I will try loosening it up next and see if that helps. Any advice / experences would be appreciated.