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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Some more newbie questions.....

i know this question is asked alot but my particular question hasnt or i couldnt find it. Of course i have the ticking on my 01 and i have tried the grambo trick and that didnt work, so i have ordered a new ACCT. i just got home from riding it about 20 miles and it sounds like the left side ACCT is clicking now. Is this possible for both of them to go bad or am i hearing things? Also when my ACCT arrives is there any kind of adjustment i should do to it once its installed or will it be adjusted already? To make sure im diagnosing it correctly, the sound im hearing is ticking, like valves on a car and it gets louder as the bike gets warm and at higher RPMs.

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It is common for the noise, alot of people have gone to Manual CCT.
There is also new springs you can get that are stronger to help the noise.

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Yes both can go out at about the same time. You said you ordered a ACCT, is that the whole thing or just the springs. You only have a front or back ACCT, the left one would be the front and the right would be back. If you got the whole ACCT there would be no adjustment, it would adjust by itself once installed. If you ordered the springs, and installed them in your old ACCT as per instruction in the forum, there would still be no adjustment after installing them on the bike. The ACCT stands for automatic cam chain tentioners, just install and they adjust automatically.

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Ok yes i ordered the whole thing. My bike only has 9600 miles on it, you think the ACCT would already crap out by then?
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i know this question is asked alot but my particular question hasnt or i couldnt find it. Of course i have the ticking on my 01 and i have tried the grambo trick and that didnt work, so i have ordered a new ACCT. i just got home from riding it about 20 miles and it sounds like the left side ACCT is clicking now. Is this possible for both of them to go bad or am i hearing things? Also when my ACCT arrives is there any kind of adjustment i should do to it once its installed or will it be adjusted already? To make sure im diagnosing it correctly, the sound im hearing is ticking, like valves on a car and it gets louder as the bike gets warm and at higher RPMs.

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It is common for the noise, alot of people have gone to Manual CCT.
There is also new springs you can get that are stronger to help the noise.
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Ok yes i ordered the whole thing. My bike only has 9600 miles on it, you think the ACCT would already crap out by then?
Welcome to the forum VVLLOO. Did you order the ACCT from the Kawi stealer, or from TOC Manufacturing?

TOC has the heavy duty springs (15% stiffer) that Ccspinner mentions, for $35 per pair of springs, 4 O-ring seals and a special tool to hold the spring while the ACCT is installed. TOC recommends replacing the springs every 3 or 4 years. The pair of springs by themselves is only $20. There is a diagram in the Clymer manual to make a key of your own out of a small piece of sheet metal or a beer bottle cap and a pair of tin snips.

They also have a video on their website showing how to rebuild them. In my opinion if you need a second ACCT, order a set of springs from www.TOCmanufacturing.com and rebuild both ACCTs on your bike and keep the new complete one for a spare, or sell it to someone else.

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I agree with all the above, get the TOC springs. Make shure you install the ACCT correctly as there is a top and bottom. On the top you will see an embossed notch where the base meets the taperd cylinder.


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Those have not been good to you! When you get the new one's read the instructions before you play with them, you may have to re-set them otherwise, making hard work of a simple job.
Are you sure it the adjusters? how is your oil level?
Look into the TOC springs.
These bikes are bulletproof, i have never had an adjuster problem with either one of mine, nor have i ever relocated the voltage regulator.

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Welcome to the forum VVLLOO. Did you order the ACCT from the Kawi stealer, or from TOC Manufacturing?

TOC has the heavy duty springs (15% stiffer) that Ccspinner mentions, for $35 per pair of springs, 4 O-ring seals and a special tool to hold the spring while the ACCT is installed. TOC recommends replacing the springs every 3 or 4 years. The pair of springs by themselves is only $20. There is a diagram in the Clymer manual to make a key of your own out of a small piece of sheet metal or a beer bottle cap and a pair of tin snips.

They also have a video on their website showing how to rebuild them. In my opinion if you need a second ACCT, order a set of springs from www.TOCmanufacturing.com and rebuild both ACCTs on your bike and keep the new complete one for a spare, or sell it to someone else.
Yea i bought it from the dealer, didnt know about the TOC? Is that a website?

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I agree with all the above, get the TOC springs. Make shure you install the ACCT correctly as there is a top and bottom. On the top you will see an embossed notch where the base meets the taperd cylinder.
Thanks, i didnt know there was a top and bottom on those things.
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[QUOTE=ViVaLaLude00;82201]Yea i bought it from the dealer, didnt know about the TOC? Is that a website?

Yes it is a website. Just click on it here. www.tocmanufacturing.com

Then click on ACCT replacement springs on the left side of their home page.
Also take a look at the short video of a rebuild. Good luck with the project.

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Neat site and video. I don't have the problem on my '03, but I'll certainly keep this place in mind if / when I do...

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