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Walley

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PostSubject: Cam Chain..   Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:46 am

Is it easy to adjust the cam chain or should I take it in to have them do it? Mines getting a little noisy and I've got 17,000 Miles on it. I'm wondering if I could adjust it my-slef until I have it replaced this winter. Valves are fine but the cam chain when I'm not wearing my helmat is a little more than I like.
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PostSubject: Re: Cam Chain..   Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:09 pm

I'm sure your chain is fine but the tensioner is shot. I've done a few of these on R6's and it takes about 25 minutes. The tensioner for the R6's was somewhere around $80.
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PostSubject: Re: Cam Chain..   Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:06 am

I replaced mine with a manual cam chain tensioner and it works great. I also drive an F4i and the stock ones are crap. But
you may want to look into one.
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PostSubject: Re: Cam Chain..   Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:32 pm

I'll need someones advice then on it cause R.J's says that it shouldn't be worn out with only 17,000 miles on it. The chain or the tensioner. He doesn't know much about Gixxers but he says the the CBR's are notorious for the tensioner failing. Maybe mines fine and I'm paranoid or its just not reached the next click on the self adjuster?
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PostSubject: Re: Cam Chain..   Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:32 pm

So is it just noisy until the bike warms up or all the time? I'm assuming you can only hear it at low rpm's while cruisin around town. Parts fail or wear out at all different sorts of time. I'd like to hear exactly what you're hearing. You mustve just done valve clearance to know the valves are ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Cam Chain..   Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:41 pm

Valves were done when I bought it. Yeah, I only hear it in town at the lower RPM. Its just that raspy chain sound that can get a little anoying. Its increased, I'm sure, by me being so paraniod with it being my bike. Wife and kids take up all my money so to fix something, if I can't do it my-self, would take an act of congress to pass the funds my way for something that they don't get to enjoy !
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