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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-25-2006, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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manual cam chain tenioner

hi there i just finished installing ape manual cam chain tensioners and got rid of the nice diesel rattle.i bought them from ape and the part number was kt1100 they were $51.65 each.it was a pretty simple install 20-30 mins. set #1 cylinder to tdc and removed tensioner. i backed out the tensioner bolt before putting into the cylinder then you tighten it till you feel it contact the chain guide.then i backed it out a 1/4 turn and started it no more rattle i then backed the bolt out till it rattled a bit and tightened it just till it quit rattling. the only thing is i had to make a small spacer and go with a longer bolt to move the coolant tank back a bit so it didn't contact #2 cylinders tesioner bolt .
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Are these better then the auto tensioners and have thay been used before?
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they use them for race engines all the time they claim. i guess guys with the higher revving crotch rockets have alot of trouble with the tensioners. so this is suppose to fix the problem. i just didn't like the rattle i had from the chain slap especially when it was cold so i figured i would give them a try for the 20 minute time it took to install and the main thing is it doesn't have a rattle anymore sounds good now especially with the aftermarket pipes.
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Manual Cam Chain Tensioner

Great Mod.

There was a short post in VULCAN VERSES on Manual Cam Chain Tensioner's made by the same company ACE. Your explanation of the mod was more complete for those of us without inside engine experience. The only way I would try this is if there were clear, well lighted photos posted
of the mod. Thanks again for the info.

Pictures of the little gem:
http://www.zxzone.com/resources/spro...ioner/zx10.jpg
http://www.zxzone.com/resources/spro.../tensioner.jpg

Prices vary here are a couple of the best..
http://www.kzzone.com/sprockets.html
http://secure.cartsvr.net/catalogs/c...showprevnext=1

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Hmm,
Seems like a pretty simple design. I might have to see if I can find some time at work and try making a couple.

Going by the basic sizes on the auto ones I should have all the dimensions I'd need.

I just finished a handlebar mount for my Chatterbox. Mostly made from bit's & pieces of things.... a ball swivel from a CD player mount, the handlebar mount from an old set of barkbusters from my dirtbike and a couple of out of tolerance parts from work. I'll try and get a pic or 2 one here. Still workin' on the highway floorboards, so the cam adjusters might be a little while.

Thanks for the heads up on the manual adjusters !!


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Hyper - I believe in you. Should be an easy build. Gypsie made her own by welding the original ACCTs, but it wasn't too pretty. If'in you make some, 'bout how much would you charge to make some more? My dieseling goes away after I get moving, but just the idea of the damage on the inside (as well as the possibility of major damage in the future) scares the bass out of me. Or was that carp?

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i need a pair of these too but 51$ each?!
maybee i'm missing something but from a pic it looks like weirdly shaped nut and long bolt with locknut. why is it priced so high?! what am i missing?

Hyper, if you going to make some please let me know.

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check around

There are several stores selling the ACE Manual Cam Adjusters, the
price varies, some are selling as low as 45 bucks. How often do the
ACE Manual Cam adjuster have to be adjusted? and how easy is it?

Would like to put the Ace adjusters on, but have over 11 months on my warranty,
so I guess if I want to get rid of that rediculous Diesel ideling sound I will have to
have a KAW dealer do the job for me..
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Quote:
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scares the bass out of me. Or was that carp? LMAO !!

Do you ever sleep?

Do I ever sleep ? What's sleep ?? LOL
I'm usually sleepin' when everyone else is workin' !
2nd & occasionally 3rd shift for me. No bosses to hassle ya then !!
(and more time to work on my projects,
or as we call them at work "Government Jobs" ... you know... Hush Hush work !!)

Right now things are in the works with some homemade floorboards.
I'll try to get something going with adjusters soon. Once I do. I'll let ya's know.

Even at $45, it seems alot for all that it is, no doubt about it.


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hey norsseman i have had my adjusters in a week now and been riding it every day so far and i haven't touched them yet. still quiet so far and loving it from before. also a buddy of mine just picked up a honda v45 750 supposedly the fastest production bike that year he tried to pass me on the highyway today i just cracked it and he couldn't catch me felt awesome to kick the honda.....haha
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