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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I have a converted 750vn trike and in need for a Cam Chain Tensioner as I have a ticking sound which I'm told the tensioner needs replacing.
I can get from America but thought I would ask on here if anyone knows or has one for sale.
Any guidance or help would be great.
There are 2 cam chain tensioners, one for each cylinder. They can be replaced with Kawasaki oem parts, which lasted me only about 10,000 miles, Or you can replaced them with the solid steel TOC tensioners, which is what I did, after the oem replacements failed. They have lasted over 50,000 miles. You can rig the automatic tensioners to make manual ones out of them, but I don't trust the weak cast aluminum housings. New springs won't likely do any good, as it is the internal threads in the aluminum housing that wear, allowing the plunger to back out. I thought about leaving the automatic tensioners alone, tightening them with a small screwdriver till the noise went away, then put longer cap bolts in them to press on the little screw and keep it from backing out. It might work. I never got around to trying it, I just decided to be done with the problem once and for all, and got the TOC units. I am VERY happy with them.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
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