Q Should I give grease a miss?
The eccentric chain adjuster on my Triumph Sprint ST 1050 is getting harder and harder to adjust. Should I give it a protective layer of grease after I have stripped it down and cleaned it? Henry King, London
A When you slacken off the clamp bolts the adjuster should turn smoothly with little effort, but we see a lot of bikes with a single-sided swingarm that have seized up due to road crud and corrosion. In that case, you are meant to take the eccentric adjuster out and give it and the arm a really good clean, but reassemble it dry. If you grease the mating surfaces between the adjuster and swingarm itself, it will struggle to stay in position when you accelerate and you’ll be adjusting it every 50 miles. Answered by Shaun Lock, Bridge Motorcycles