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Old 10-20-2017, 12:54 PM   #1
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Cam tensioner replacement.

I picked up a V-Strom 650 and it rattles like crazy. So I'm going to swap them out to see I that clears up. Its a cheap try and if it doesn't work I'll swap the motor as first intended at time of purchase.
Usually when I mess the CT on the Hyo's It's because I'm resetting the timing for what ever reason.
I understand getting all the timing marks lined up is important.
So here is my main question...


If I'm not changing anything to the chain out the cams, can I just remove the CT and replace it?

In my head everything internal should be where it needs to be even if it's not set to TDC.

I changed a CT on a 99gsxr 750 a LOOONG time ago and I believe I just removed it and installed it. ran just fine after. That was like 15 years ago though.
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:12 PM   #2
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I have been...

All the timing marks are where they need to be.

So that's why I'm asking this question.
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:16 PM   #4
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I'll admit I've never worked on a motorcycle engine but why would it matter if hes not removing the chain? No change in timing, right?
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I'll admit I've never worked on a motorcycle engine but why would it matter if hes not removing the chain? No change in timing, right?
Shouldn't. Most the cam chain tensioners I've replaced have been pretty simple, remove old one, reset new one, install new one, DONT MOVE THE ENGINE WITHOUT THE TENSIONER INSTALLED. But I like to check to manual, anyways. Sometimes there's a little particular thing you have to do, or you break things.
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it's an 06 Vstrom.
Yeah that's what I've been doing the last 20 hours(reading up)
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https://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinf...K4_svc_man.pdf

Page 152 of this PDF shows how to install it.
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remove and replace with new. as long as it doesn't move and stays on timing it should be good.
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It turns out it's a lower end problem.
BUT! the removal and replacement worked just fine.
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It turns out it's a lower end problem.
BUT! the removal and replacement worked just fine.
that's sux.
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