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One question. You say to relieve the tension on the spring. How is this done? When I did the grambo I could only turn the screw clockwise and it sprung back like it should. I could not turn the screw counterclockwise.
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One question. You say to relieve the tension on the spring. How is this done? When I did the grambo I could only turn the screw clockwise and it sprung back like it should. I could not turn the screw counterclockwise.
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turn it clockwise to relieve the tension. I have a key from when I bought my toc springs that locks it in place when you relieve it but it is not needed. just you a tiny screwdriver, twist it and hold it there till you remove the acorn nuts, pull the acct off and let it spin back all the way.

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Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
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splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
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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
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turn it clockwise to relieve the tension. I have a key from when I bought my toc springs that locks it in place when you relieve it but it is not needed. just you a tiny screwdriver, twist it and hold it there till you remove the acorn nuts, pull the acct off and let it spin back all the way.
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On my acct's I did the grambo trick on, I can turn the adj. screw c/w all the way out, and the screw will stay in the end of holder w/o holding it with a screwdriver. I don't know if that's normal or not, but it does make it a lot easier to install the tensioners back onto the cylinders. Thjen I can turn it with the screwdriver, and it will spin down like it's supposed to.
I have my engine out working on the carbs and water lines, and I pulled the valve covers off and checked the cam chains, and the rear chain was slightly loose. I took a screwdriver and turned the screw ccw to tighten it up. I checked the tension with my finget to make sure it wasn't too tight. I will know more when I get it fired up this week as to whether it will work or not.
If not I will be converting them to mcct's like you did. Will post pics of mine, as I plan on going a little different route.
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I'm gonna do my rear this weekend, I'm gonna try to video it step by step through the whole process and will post the outcome within this thread!

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
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I'm gonna do my rear this weekend, I'm gonna try to video it step by step through the whole process and will post the outcome within this thread!
GREAT. looking forward to it.
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Is that the little ticking sound I am hearing sometimes on my bike or is that a normal sound? Not a knock, more like a lifter tick in a car engine sound.

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Is that the little ticking sound I am hearing sometimes on my bike or is that a normal sound? Not a knock, more like a lifter tick in a car engine sound.

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more than likely, I think the front cylinder is more prone to it than the rear. my front was knocking a bit the rear is still only ticking.

with the engine running if you remove the capscrew on the acct you might notice with every knock you hear the flathead slot inside will jump. careful not to overtighten the capscrew though it strips very easily, you only need to snug it up!

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
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Yeah, I do believe it is the front on mine as well. It's not a real bad tick but just enough to aggravate ya, didn't really notice it until a couple days ago. I wouldn't have thought anything was bad at under 6,000 miles. And it's not adjustable correct? Doesn't do it all the time so its prolly in need of this mod soon. I appreciate all the help !

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Yeah, I do believe it is the front on mine as well. It's not a real bad tick but just enough to aggravate ya, didn't really notice it until a couple days ago. I wouldn't have thought anything was bad at under 6,000 miles. And it's not adjustable correct? Doesn't do it all the time so its prolly in need of this mod soon. I appreciate all the help !
you can buy heavyduty springs at www.tocmanufacturing but mine only lasted a few weeks when it broke and I had to drive home 40 miles keeping the rpms at a 2500, others have had better luck but they still only last so long, and no they are not adjustable although I took my old springs and preloaded with an xtra turn and got a little more time on them. toc makes a mcct for $50.00 but making your own cost less than $7.00 and no shipping.

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
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