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Old 12-16-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Manual Chain Tensioners... how ya adjust it?

I ask because there is one on the side of the MuTt project and I dont know how to check nor adjust it. I dont even know who makes this particular one.

Any one w experience? Im trying to rule out everything until I split a block. Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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look kinda like this ?

i think you just run it in till it is firm , and back out about 1/4 turn , then lock the nut !

but not for sure !
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I run it in by hand until I get some kind of resistance, start the bike, and then keep turning it in until I can't hear the chains anymore. This is probably "loose" but its worked for a full season of track riding for me.
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I'm sure Patrick or Tim could fill you in with the basics if you give either of them a call. Tim will be installing a cam chain tensioner for me here shortly after the holidays.
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Thanks for the info guys. Im going to take a look at it here shortly; maybe tomorrow we'll drive it over to Motorcycles Unlimited to have them listen to this engine noise.
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Make sure to rotate that chain matt


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^^^dork


I try over tightening it too.... no bueno for chit.


Heard the knocking pretty consistantly at 1500rpms now. I think its going to come down to tear down.
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From what I read and do to adjust mine is tighten it by hand while at the ame time bumping the starter switch to rotate the engine. I've read that the engine should not be running at anytime when u are adjusting it. Didn't give an explanation y though
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Motorcycles Unlimited set mine up on my DRZ. You can adjust while running if you know what you are doing.
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That tensioner is the only thing that takes up slack in the chain assembly.

So if it is too loose there is the potential to skip teeth between the cams and the crank timing.

Usually, for less wear, the tensioners are on the non-load side. But remember an engine doesnt fire completely smoothly.
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