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my acct to mcct conversion

tired of messing with these also. so I converted my acct's similar to kanuck's and man is it quiet now, $6.23 in parts and thats only cause I used chrome on some of them. been jumping through hoops trying to get the pics off my phone and camera but neither are cooperating tonight.
here is what I bought all quantites of 1

6mm - 1.0 x 40mm metric hex cap screw Chrome


#12 x 5/8 bonded sealing washer or (neoprene)


couldnt get pics to upload of these but also bought
5/16 x 3/4 bonded sealing washer (neoprene)
6mm - 1.00 locknut coarse, chrome
6mm - 1.00 hex nut coarse, chrome

remove capscrew from acct, relieve tension on spring and remove two acorn nut on housing and remove acct. also the metal tab from the oil line can be bent out of the way, bend the bracket only and do not twist the oil line. there is still plenty of support that you will not need to reattach it.

remove circle retaining clip and disassemble acct.
here are the parts I did not use.
cap screw, spring, small flat washer and larger metal spacer.


next take the threaded bolt with screwdriver slot in end and screw all the way into plunger, insert into acct housing and replace retaining clip.

then assemble hardware onto the new 6mm - 1.0 x 40mm capscrew in this order, nylon locknut, then hexnut, #12 x 5/8 neoprene washer and finally the 5/16 x 3/4 neoprene washer.

make sure orings on each side of mcct housing is in place and thread the whole assembly into mcct housing about 3/4 of the way. put mcct onto bike, you'll want the plunger in place and the new capscrew in enough so the housing will not lay flush on the engine. slowly back off the screw just enough so the housing lays flat against engine and put on the acorn nuts on the housing, finger tighten the new manual bolt and spin hexnut down snug.
start engine apply a little more or less tension till you like the way it sounds and tighen hexnut, when you have it where you want it tighten the nylon locknut against the hexnut to secure it in place. this whole process took about 20 minutes and 6 dollars for 1 mcct.
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did not leak one bit and I'll let you know as I get some miles on her how shes holding up but right now she is purring like a kitten!

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 think when I have time I'll take it apart and reassemble on video if it helps!

I now have over 20,000 miles on this setup with no failure and no other mods than what
I did in my first post, jb weld if you like but I have not needed to yet!!!!!!!!!!! 11/10/2014 3 and a half years later

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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Thank you! This is great! I'll be doing this on my bike this summer, only I think I'll use allen bolts instead.

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Good job.

I may just keep my ACCT's and convert them for the hell of it since I already installed a set of TOC MCCT's.

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Thank you! This is great! I'll be doing this on my bike this summer, only I think I'll use allen bolts instead.
6 bucks and 20 minutes, why wait til summer? I cant believe i rattled around and fought with springs this long. bought toc hd springs and one broke, went back to my old springs with more tension on them and that didnt last. this was simple and two 10 mm box wrench if I ever had to adjust them on the road I can do it without even shutting off the bike or let it cool down! I'm stoked!

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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Dang wib, that is so simple that I can finally visualize exactly how everything fits together. The threaded piece is screwed all the way into the mushroom headed plunger and held in the mcct body by the circular retaining clip.

Then it is pushed down/adjusted directly by the 40 mm long capscrew, sealed with the rubber faced washers and locked with double nuts.

Your parts list and and concise straight forward instructions now make this mod understandable and doable by ANYBODY, IMHO!

EDIT 17 MARCH 2013**** UPDATE*** OK, this thread has about 11 pages now with several variations to this conversion. There has been much concern about the 6 mm thread strength in the soft metal at the end of the ACCT body. In post #70 Wolfie describes his solution to the stripped out threads by using JB Weld to epoxy a 6 mm nut to the inside of the ACCT body. Also take a look at his post #67 with a diagram of his variation of components for this conversion.

Link to page 7 of this thread: https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...t=17917&page=7

IMHO epoxying the 6 mm nut to the inside of the ACCT body makes this conversion almost as 100% strong and reliable as the TOC MCCT.


Don't forget to come back and read the rest of this thread between here and page 7 for some good ideas.

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Worked great for me too! Just did mine today only I used black allen heads 30mm long.. Bike sound like new now when it runs..
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Nice write-up ; You've got my Sticky vote
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Dang wib, that is so simple that I can finally visualize exactly how everything fits together. The threaded piece is screwed all the way into the mushroom headed plunger and held in the mcct body by the circular retaining clip.

Then it is pushed down/adjusted directly by the 40 mm long capscrew, sealed with the rubber faced washers and locked with double nuts.

Your parts list and and concise straight forward instructions now make this mod understandable and doable by ANYBODY, IMHO!
exactly, (threaded piece and plunger) this one I got together and tried so I didnt get pics of everything and am afraid to take it off again although simple, I can't afford to break a cirleclip or something simple right now as my truck is not running. when I do my rear one this weekend I will get more step by step pics or video!

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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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Dang wib, that is so simple that I can finally visualize exactly how everything fits together. The threaded piece is screwed all the way into the mushroom headed plunger and held in the mcct body by the circular retaining clip.

Then it is pushed down/adjusted directly by the 40 mm long capscrew, sealed with the rubber faced washers and locked with double nuts.

Your parts list and and concise straight forward instructions now make this mod understandable and doable by ANYBODY, IMHO!
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Worked great for me too! Just did mine today only I used black allen heads 30mm long.. Bike sound like new now when it runs..
I liked the look of the allen too but figured there are so many bolts on our bike already that uses a 10 and 12mm wrench I would keep it the same.

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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