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Question Quick ACCT Question

The outside oil pipe is blocking the front Cam Chain Tensioner. By looking at the service guide, it looks like you need to remove the engine to take off the outside oil pipe. I need to replace the chain tensioner and would rather not mess anything up, so I'm having a mechanic do it tomorrow. I've been told over the phone it will probably be an hours worth of labor. Although, I'm starting to worry they don't realize how much work might be involved. If they need to remove the engine and carbs, the job might take a lot longer. Do you think the mechanic (multi-brand motorcycle servicing/certified Kawasaki dealer) could do this job in an hour?

For those who are curious as to why I'm having this done, I tried the Grambo trick only to find out that I cannot put the cap bolt back on the tensioner since the internal threads are completely shot.
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Nooooooo. You can just bend the tab to the side and remove the tensioner. DON'T let them charge all that labor! 15 minute job my friend. Ok say 30 min's if you've never been into it before.

Just be careful not to twist the oil line. If you do it slowly you'll be fine. I bent mine out of the way, did the work on my tensioner and bent it back no prob.

EDIT ok just re-read your post. I thought I read 'hours of labor' and noticed you said 'an hour's worth' (getting tired) so I'm not hyperventilating anymore. If you've done any work at all to your bike yourself, this is not a hard job to do. There are posts with pictures that show you step by step. Just a thought. Take care.

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Nooooooo. You can just bend the tab to the side and remove the tensioner. DON'T let them charge all that labor! 15 minute job my friend. Ok say 30 min's if you've never been into it before.

Just be careful not to twist the oil line. If you do it slowly you'll be fine. I bent mine out of the way, did the work on my tensioner and bent it back no prob.
It's that easy eh? I knew there had to be a better way. Thanks a lot, I'm definitely going to give it a go in the morning. I have the part, I'd rather save the money for sure!
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There ya go, you'll do fine. 'wib714' has a great thread with pictures on the accts. Best o luck with it.

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Converted ACCT's to manual (thanks wib714)
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Relocated helmet lock to license plate

Added stuff:
Customized hard bags w/ lights
Chrome levers
Hellcat windscreen
LED running lights
Home made 'Vita-Volt' meter
Foot rests on engine guard
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Nooooooo. You can just bend the tab to the side and remove the tensioner. DON'T let them charge all that labor! 15 minute job my friend. Ok say 30 min's if you've never been into it before.

Just be careful not to twist the oil line. If you do it slowly you'll be fine. I bent mine out of the way, did the work on my tensioner and bent it back no prob.

EDIT ok just re-read your post. I thought I read 'hours of labor' and noticed you said 'an hour's worth' (getting tired) so I'm not hyperventilating anymore. If you've done any work at all to your bike yourself, this is not a hard job to do. There are posts with pictures that show you step by step. Just a thought. Take care.
X2 Very easy to do

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heres a thread in my link, my 14yo could do this in a half hour! dont take it to a shop for this!

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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

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and if you are just replacing springs that is just as easy. there are links to how to do it on here as well!

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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It's that easy eh? I knew there had to be a better way. Thanks a lot, I'm definitely going to give it a go in the morning. I have the part, I'd rather save the money for sure!
What part do you have? Ma Kaw considers the ACCT to be non repairable. The only part they sell is a whole new ACCT for ~$70 last time I heard.

TOC Manufacturing sells a heavy duty spring set for both ACCTs for ~$20, or Manual tensioners (MCCT) for ~$50 each.
LINK: http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/ACCT.htm

Regarding the mounting tab on the oil line, here is another option.
Bend the tab out straight to remove the ACCT. Dave V. mentioned that he was able to bend his back w/o breaking it, BUT if you have bend it again a time or two, the steel will eventually get brittle and break.

You don`t HAVE to bend it back to re-attach, as the oil line is plenty strong enough with out it.
If you feel better by supporting the oil line there, get a little 1", 90* bracket and attach one arm to the oil line tab, and the other where the tab was originally bolted on the ACCT. Just as strong as the original, and easier to work on later if needed.

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Good point OHC. Metal doesn't like to bend more than a time or two.

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Home made under-tank single filter
Converted ACCT's to manual (thanks wib714)
Dual vac lines on petcock (my cure for ticking)
LED tail/plate lights
Relocated helmet lock to license plate

Added stuff:
Customized hard bags w/ lights
Chrome levers
Hellcat windscreen
LED running lights
Home made 'Vita-Volt' meter
Foot rests on engine guard
Tunes

Hmm....she was on the back when we left.... ??
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I'll second the oil tab support, it has plenty and mine has been bent out the way for a few years now!

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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