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Manual cam chain tensioner

jchesshyre
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Post by jchesshyre on Fri 28 Jun 2019, 10:52 am

My cam chain tensioner is rattly. I had this for years on my last CB and replaced it occasionally and also learnt to ignore it, but I don't like it! I have a Firestorm which are known for self-destructing when the CCTs fail (because of the engine configuration it causes the chain to jump teeth on the cam sprockets causing valve-piston interaction, unlike with a 180˚ parallel twin like a CB's, where it just rattles) so I'm familiar with installing MCCTs.

I'd quite like to do this on my CB with one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1996-2002-HONDA-CB-500-MANUAL-CAM-CHAIN-TENSIONER-CCT-BLACK/322495436554  – has anyone done the same and did you do it by feel/ear or by measuring the cam chain slack?

P.S. I've had manual tensioners on my VTR for the last 60,000 miles and not had to adjust them once Laughing
Crash- Elmit
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Post by Crash- Elmit on Fri 28 Jun 2019, 6:43 pm

there is a post somewhere, (it may be on this forum), where I have a discussion with someone about using MCCTs. the consensus was to do it up hand tight then slacken it off by 1/4 turn, which should be adequate
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Barry Sheene
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Post by burudis on Fri 28 Jun 2019, 8:06 pm

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