Join Date: May 2011
Location: Western Slope of Colorado
ACCT/MCCT & Awwww CRAP!
I think I may have done something that has caused detrimental damage.
I got my nice new shiny ACCT's from the Duece (Thanks), and converted them to MCCT's.
I inserted, and adjusted to remove the ticking. Rode to work the next day, Ran an errand on my Lunch break, and the bike would not start when I wanted to go back to work.
I got a push start, and it ran for 2 blocks, then stalled again. After calling for roadside assistance I had a brain fart moment, and loosened the bolts on the MCCT's and the bike fired right up. I cancelled the tow truck and rode the bike home without problem. Now, when start it up, the left side I can adjust to proper "no ticking noise" tension, BUT on the right side I have a problem. When I tension to stop the tick, as soon as there is no tick, the bike shuts down. Back it off, and it starts right back up again.
Did I tighten it too much somehow? If I did, what sort of damage could I have done? Am I potentially looking at a cam chain replacement? If so is this something that a newbie could attempt, or is it major motor surgery?
Am I screwed?
This is an 87 750. I am $2k in the bike at the moment. If the bike needs to undergo major surgery, should I cut my losses and part out the bike, or sell it running?
Sorry for asking so many questions, I am just curious about my options?