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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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b4 and after vids of retensioned acct's

well after i posted the my first vid to you tube a couple stated i needed to switch to mcct's. well since i'm to lazy to drive to town i retension the springs as per the video on TOC web page. let me know if there is any difference in the sound of the engine thanks
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpbq6...&feature=g-upl
after
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kycnj...ature=youtu.be

the previous owner was deaf so he has an excuse, so i put in ear plugs so i'd have one too!

I also show a close up of the harley mufflers i installed. yes i still need to modify the heat sheild for the right side.

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so i've gone ahead and done the mcct conversion 1? the plunger is wobbly bfore the install. also i figure if you stall the motor tightening the mcct bolt you've over tightened i blame this on the rear still being acct when i installed the front as rear was pretty loud. gonna go and install the rear and see how things go.... did the rear and when i was idling found a pinhole in the heater hose right side just under tank. will post vid soon of sound of motor with mcct to see if sounds better

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You'll love the MCCTs.

Just make sure they are making contact with the chain guide prior to turning anything on, and tighten to adjust as needed. Get the motor nice and warm, and re-adjust.

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If you slow the engine down at all you are overtight. It should only take minimal torque, or there is something else going on like worn guides or a stretched chain. I never could get mine totally quiet, every one in a while I hear a little clacking, but not very often.
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here is the new vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ta9x6Ljn6U hopefully it sounds better. once i get some feed back i'll lock the mcct's tight. well gotta go order new fan switch and coolant hose. old bikes old parts mean lots of new parts.

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Im hearing much less of the cam chain noise, but I AM hearing some serious metal on metal noise. Something sounds "too tight".
Get a real stethoscope (as I have), or use a long screwdiver to ear (sharp end to engine). Will do a vid of mine today and post later so you can hear the difference.



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I love the coolant attack in the video, lol

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NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
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Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
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...yaaa...that was awesome !!! Almost like was staged...I wouldda gotten it right in the face/lens if it had been me though....lol

Here's mine...just got back from a long ride in 95 deg temps, so oil was a lil thin (beer run)...clacked a lil...I need to change to 20W50....soon....
That was my knee poppin BTW when bending down, not the exhaust, lol....and I have a slight miss, its my one plug wire...when I get a chance...

http://youtu.be/QI-2jhBOpis




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awesome thanks for the advice gonna take another look at it tomorrow. could that noise be the balancer or possibly just slightly to tight on the mcct . actually the day before i was athe the shed with the bike running and i looked back and a cloud of smoke was all around the bike. almost had heart attack luckily was just the coolant hiting the exhaust pipe

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Those pipes sounds pretty good Wolfie! I like! A tad mellower than my stock pipes with the baffles out. Sounds good though!

I noticed something else on your MCCT's. Looks like a wing nut used to tighten the "lock down" after adjustment. That's a nice touch. Seems it would make things a little easier. How are they working out for you? Noticed any loosening after a spell? How often do you adjust?
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