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wornsprokets
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Rattling cam chain tensioner

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 26 Feb 2017, 3:59 pm

I got a cb 500 s yesterday left up for 6yrs never started... so it was going  yesterday, today i did oil filter change..... a rattle came into engine it comes and goes and i think its rattle from cam chain....maybe years of being left up...not started.... so is it handy enough to take out tensioner  clean it put it back in....?

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Re: Rattling cam chain tensioner

Post by sullivj on Sun 26 Feb 2017, 6:57 pm

Yes, it's very easy. Haynes shows how to make a key to wind back the tension prior to removal and refitting. 

That said, most people use a small screwdriver.

Once it's out, it's easy to lubricate and see how it's working.

Obviously, don't start the engine when it's out!
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Re: Rattling cam chain tensioner

Post by Beresford on Sun 26 Feb 2017, 8:11 pm

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Post by liverpool_f_ on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 12:50 am

Out of interest, has everybody been using genuine Honda replacements when the need arises. That seems to be the only thing I can find but it is quite hefty at £90 from lings. I would consider changing it as a part of routine maintenance on my high milage bike but not at that price.
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Re: Rattling cam chain tensioner

Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 02 Mar 2017, 11:53 am

liverpool_f_ wrote:Out of interest, has everybody been using genuine Honda replacements when the need arises. That seems to be the only thing I can find but it is quite hefty at £90 from lings. I would consider changing it as a part of routine maintenance on my high milage bike but not at that price.

Yes, I used a real Honda one. Are there non-OEM ones available? I didn't think there was.

TBH - would you want to chance a dodgy one - if it fails catastrophically then your engine is toast!
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Re: Rattling cam chain tensioner

Post by Vardypeeps on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 1:20 pm

Been searching and searching for a manual tensioner or different make and can confirm there isn't much around! Had to pay £80 for one from David Silver spares
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Re: Rattling cam chain tensioner

Post by Beresford on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 1:42 pm

Vardypeeps wrote:Been searching and searching for a manual tensioner or different make and can confirm there isn't much around! Had to pay £80 for one from David Silver spares
If you have no use for the old one, I'd take it.
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Re: Rattling cam chain tensioner

Post by wornsprokets on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 5:56 pm

You did well m50 honda in dublin , ireland want 150euro for one
I had cbr 600f one time it had a non standard camchain tensioner... i thing it was a manual camchain tensioner...think it was a ape?

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