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Question MCCT Install (Manual Cam Chain Tensioner)

Howdy Folks --

I plan to install the manual cam chain tensioners from TOC. I found some info with a search but still have a few questions:

1. It appears that I need to order two MCCT's, one for each cylinder, correct?

2. Is the install of the actual MCCT and adjustment with the engine running just like demonstrated in this Utube video? (other than the removal of parts on a different bike)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVPbkz3aXR8

3. It appears that on our VN the coolant bottle needs to be removed for the right side install. Is that correct?

4. Is it necessary to set the engine to TDC (Top Dead Center)? If so, how can this be done without removing the engine?

Thanx in advance!
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Yes two MCCT's, intall them and do a adjustment to them before starting engine. If you read the forum tighten untill you feel resistance and then back them off a half turn about. Engine does not need to be on top dead center. Just pull out the old ones and install the new, no new gaskets are required. Then you can start the engine and fine tune the MCCT's by sound. You may have to adjust a few times to get it just right. Mine would sound good at idle and engine warmed up, but after it really gets hot it would make the ticking sound a little. So had to go back and readjust a few times.

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Just DON'T, I repeat DON'T turn the engine over with the ACCT's removed, or before installing the MCCT's, and no TDC is needed!!


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Just DON'T, I repeat DON'T turn the engine over with the ACCT's removed, or before installing the MCCT's, and no TDC is needed!!
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Great input!! I'll let you know how it goes.

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Yes two MCCT's, intall them and do a adjustment to them before starting engine. If you read the forum tighten untill you feel resistance and then back them off a half turn about. Engine does not need to be on top dead center. Just pull out the old ones and install the new, no new gaskets are required. Then you can start the engine and fine tune the MCCT's by sound. You may have to adjust a few times to get it just right. Mine would sound good at idle and engine warmed up, but after it really gets hot it would make the ticking sound a little. So had to go back and readjust a few times.
Hey WEH --

I noticed in your signature block, "Mcct convertion-cost 4.50."

$4.50 is a LOT less than $100.00 for two MCCT's. How did you do it? Was it fairly easy to do? Do you have photos.

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Hey WEH --

I noticed in your signature block, "Mcct convertion-cost 4.50."

$4.50 is a LOT less than $100.00 for two MCCT's. How did you do it? Was it fairly easy to do? Do you have photos.

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The MCCT conversion is not as dependable and stable as TOC MCCT"S. After doing both I will not waste my time with converting them in the future. This is not the part of the engine to be cheap with.
Okay Lance --

I'll order the ones from TOC.

Thanx for your help!!
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Quick question....will it do any harm if I just replace one acct with manual? From what I understand, front one easy access, other one not so much. When I previously "adjusted" the front acct it always took care of horrible engine noise so hoping I can get away with just replacIng this one since the threads broke off and can no longer hold bolt. Thanks!
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