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post #41 of 47 (permalink) Old 03-10-2020, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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I too had read somewhere that since the Vulcan was Kawasaki’s first step into the V-twin world its motor was heavily influenced by the Ninja motor that was out at the time. Don’t know how much actual truth is in that but it lends itself to what you’re saying.
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So I got my TOC MCCTs finally (took longer because of a postal error), I installed them yesterday and tweaked them as expected. The clacking noise is gone so needless to say Iím satisfied there. The noise was clearly coming from the left as you can hear in my video in the first post but I went ahead and changed both. Iím curious what others have used to keep the lock nut tight on the right side. Even with the coolant bottle loose itís a b-tch. Iíve looked up multiple types of stubby 17mm wrenches but mostly everything I see Iím sure wonít fit.
I made spacers for the coolant bottle

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“Could get a cheap wrench from Harbor Frieght and cut it off.”

The locknut doesn't have to be super tight, just snug to hold the adjuster from turning.[/QUOTE]


Made a trip to the closest Harbor Freight yesterday before they “lock down” Delaware county in PA. Caught a crazy sale and got a torque wrench for $10!! Plus I got a set of metric combo wrenches for $4 and pack of diamond cutting wheels for the dremmel. I now have a perfect lock nut wrench for the right side tensioner that I can get on there without moving the coolant reservoir. Cut it down so the total length is 2 3/4 inch. Just need to grind down the cut side a little.
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"I made spacers for the coolant bottle" I don't understand. My coolant reservoir fits perfectly with the TOC tensioners. I just installed them on my new/used 1997 a couple months ago with no problems. Has there been more than one version of them? I got mine right after they first came out.

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Absolutely, it’s a win win. The wrench itself is thinner than the others I have so the open end can get on the main bolt of the tensioner while the stub on the lock nut. Both fit without removing the reservoir. These are definitely staying in the tool box behind the seat.
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"I made spacers for the coolant bottle" I don't understand. My coolant reservoir fits perfectly with the TOC tensioners. I just installed them on my new/used 1997 a couple months ago with no problems. Has there been more than one version of them? I got mine right after they first came out.
The ones I made interfered with the coolant bottle so I spaced it out. Some of us poor folk can't afford TOC crap...

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