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    Walkthrough / guide for replacing cam-chain tensioners?

    I could not find one with google, maybe someone here knows if one exists?

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    Why do you want to change them, PITA to get at, just set the piston of the one you want to remove at TDC undo the bolt & pull them out.
    Last edited by nikfubar; August 11th, 2013 at 04:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikfubar View Post
    Why do you want to change them, PITA to get at, just set the piston of the one you want to remove at TDC undo the bolt & pull them out.
    I suspect one of them has given up and chain has permanent slack since the engine has started to make clacking / rattling noise even when it's warm. It definitely sounds like cam chain rattle.

    I red the front tensioner is a pain to get out, so what is the best way to unscrew it from?

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    Also.. how to set piston to TDC position? Do I need to remove something to see when piston is at it's top most position?

    This is why I asked for walkthrough

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    You insert a locking bolt into the crank to hold it at TDC, think you best get a Haynes manual or maybe someone can point you in the right direction for a down load, thought there was one on here but can't find it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikfubar View Post
    You insert a locking bolt into the crank to hold it at TDC, think you best get a Haynes manual or maybe someone can point you in the right direction for a down load, thought there was one on here but can't find it!
    Haynes website only shows manual for 2003 and older. Also they didn't have one here in local book shop.

    Well, I just go and try to manage to deal with it once the new tensioners arrives :-P

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    Think there's a guy near you ..well finland anyway....on af1 forum who has built a few engines...go over there and ask ..may get more help

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    Quote Originally Posted by redratbike View Post
    Think there's a guy near you ..well finland anyway....on af1 forum who has built a few engines...go over there and ask ..may get more help
    Hehe, Finland is pretty big country (geographical), but will place the question to AF1 forum aswell, thanks.

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    When I did mine I used a cut down Allen key (10mm if memory serves me right) - wasn't too difficult. It's been a few years but I think I took the water pipes out between the cylinder heads aswell. You can get a Haynes for pre-2003 - I've got one.

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    Ok, I shot a little video with the sound my engine is making:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBeF...e_gdata_player

    What do you guys think?
    When I press my ear against the fairings I can clearly hear the sound is coming from right side of the bike. Sound noes not change if the clutch is pulled in or not.

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