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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-02-2015, 06:57 PM
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I highly recommend doing what the late Lance328 "The Professor" says. Just replace both of them with TOC manual tensioners. A safe, reliable, lifetime fix for the price of a tire. Like he said, that is not part of the engine where you should be trying to cheap out. You can turn a perfectly good engine into a boat anchor just trying to save a few bucks.

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I found mine on Ebay, $50 for both
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Hey, does the 2005 Vulcan 750 have an acct or an mcct, automatic or manual. The manual i downloaded, states that the existing cam tensioner can be adjusted, so I assume that means it is a mcct. In which case I do not have to change the tensioner and I can simply make the adjustment.
I guess I can just pull it out and see, but if anyone on the forum knows, that would be awesome. thanks
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The cam chain guide, which the MCCT presses against, has an indentation (as shown below). Is this normal???
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The cam chain guide, which the MCCT presses against, has an indentation (as shown below). Is this normal???
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Hey, I just got some TOC MCCTs in the mail. Tried installing them today and found it quite challenging! They come with teflon tape from TOC so the "finger tighten until you feel resistance" method isn't really an option (unless I take the tape off, of course). I do think I had them on too tight to start with, the bike was hard starting and bogging down until I backed them off a bit. Even then, I found it really challenging to get them dialed in.

I ended up putting the right side ACCT back on to try to get the left side one dialed in. Thought I had it, went for a short ride, but the bike started idling really low and actually died in the driveway while I was listening to her. Is the Hot/Cold thing an issue? Do I need to have it dialed in when she's warm?
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Yes, any sort of adjustment like this needs to be done with the engine at operating temp.

edit: The reason being, parts in the engine expand with heat, and clearances will become tighter. Something adjusted cold, may become too tight at normal temp. Unless the manual specifies to adjust cold.

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Does anybody know if it's ok to roll the bike back and forth in neutral while the tensioners are off?
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