ACCT advice - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
VN750 General Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
2002 vn 750
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 18
iTrader: (0)
 
ACCT advice

Question about the ACCT. I have read many of the threads in the Vulcan Verses about the ACCT and feel I have a pretty good idea of how the ACCT works and how to repair or replace it . My question(s) are these. I have a 2002 Vulcan with 10,000 miles. Would an ACCT wear out at this time with only 10,000 miles. Does TOC still sell the replacement springs (I don't want to go with MCCT because I know myself and I wont adjust them enough) and do you feel it's better to replace the springs or the entire unit. Thanks for the help in advance. I am constantly on this forum and have learned a lot. It's a great forum. I just do not usually post questions.
vila is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 02:00 PM
Concert connoisseur
 
wib714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: chillicothe, ohio
Posts: 2,231
iTrader: (3)
   
Garage
I've spent more time messin with acct's and springs than I would ever have to adjust mcct's, im gonna switch. just sayin

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
wib714 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
2002 vn 750
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 18
iTrader: (0)
 
I know what you mean. How often do you think you would need to make adjustments. I just dont want to have to be constantly messing with the tension, but if I had to adjust the tension as often as fixing springs well then...
vila is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 04:19 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
flitecontrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Monroe, LA
Posts: 4,698
iTrader: (14)
 
Stull have the ACCTs in mine but have TOC manuals waiting for when the springs go. several folks that have made the switch have gone at least 10,000 miles on the MCCTs without an adjustment, IIRC.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
_____________________________________________
"Black Beauty"
1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles

Old Blue
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008

1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts
flitecontrol is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 08:05 PM
Linkmeister Supreme
 
OlHossCanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,960
iTrader: (8)
   
I do not have the MCCTs myself, but from what I have read, it sounds like once they are adjusted you are good to go for the season. If you do need to fine tune them on the road it only requires two wrenches and a couple of minutes of your time. Much easier and quicker than rebuilding the ACCTs with the TOC HD springs, and a permanent fix too. Several members have reported the replacement springs for the ACCTs only worked for a short time before the cam chain noise started again. Many of them then switched to MCCTs, either TOC or home made modifications of the ACCT on the bike now.

Gordon

1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html
OlHossCanada is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
2002 vn 750
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 18
iTrader: (0)
 
You are all giving me good reason to think about the MCCT. SO how difficult is it to adjust the MCCT the first time. Is it just keep adkusting until the sound is gone or is there a specific setting/tension to go to?
vila is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 09:12 PM
Linkmeister Supreme
 
OlHossCanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,960
iTrader: (8)
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by vila View Post
You are all giving me good reason to think about the MCCT. SO how difficult is it to adjust the MCCT the first time. Is it just keep adkusting until the sound is gone or is there a specific setting/tension to go to?
Yes, basicly tighten until the cam chain noise stops, then back off a bit.
A bit of an art, but no specific setting. If you are intelligent and co-ordinated enough to ride the bike, I`m sure you can set the MCCT.

How to set the MCCTs:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...cct+adjustment

Make sure to read the link in post #2 as well

Gordon

1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9127
OlHossCanada is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 09:19 PM
Concert connoisseur
 
wib714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: chillicothe, ohio
Posts: 2,231
iTrader: (3)
   
Garage
I had the toc hd springs and my front broke, put my old one back in with an extra turn on the tension and been riding since. did not sound good at all when the spring broke 40 miles from home, had to keep high rpm's up the whole way home to keep from rattling so bad, put original in and I was good to go. gonna try the homemade one for the front with an extra housing I have!

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
wib714 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-03-2011, 05:02 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: albany
Posts: 57
iTrader: (0)
 
How would you describe the cam chain noise, is it more of a raddle or a squeek. I have this low squeeking noise that is only present at a low idle of around 1000rpm, any ideas of what it could be.
fisher1630 is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-03-2011, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
2002 vn 750
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 18
iTrader: (0)
 
It sounds like a rattle to almost a knock in the upper end. I have read that many other say it sounds like you are about to throw a rod. I am 99.99% sure it is not a rod so I assume it must be the ACCT. The sound is not so bad at startup, the gets worse after a few minutes and then quiets to a rattle sound after a while.
vila is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome