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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I recommend NOT replacing springs in ACCTs. Stronger springs MIGHT make new ACCTs last a little longer, but once the body of the tensioner is worn, springs will not help. The plungers that keep tension on the cam chain guides will back out by themselves when the threads wear. Springs will not solve the problem. It is NOT the job of the springs to hold the tensioners in place, only to give them a little boost and allow them to advance when the chain wears enough. Use manual tensioners, they will solve the problem, permanently. The tensioners are a defective design.
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1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
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