I was thinking that with stiffer rear shock, the chain tension can be less than manual suggests, since the swingarm does not bounce that much up and down as with the oem shock? I don't like to have the chain so loose and making so much noise as it does. In Tiger 800 xr, 25mm is suggested and it is too an adventure bike. Any thoughts? I can understand that if one is doing some serious off-roading, more travel in the chain is needed. But with regular riding, what is the point? I don't think it is good for the life of the chain and sprockets.