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CAM CHAIN TENSIONER WANTED!!! for 750vn

Hi,

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.

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Not sure where you are located, but you could rebuilt them with TOC Manufacturing springs and temporarily fix them OR get the manual ones for more money and replace them as many here have for peace of mind.

Manual tensioners from TOC
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or build your own if money is tight like many of us have, link in my sig line on how too for a couple bucks each!

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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

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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Hi,

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.

Cheers
Speiler

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.

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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.
x2 on replacing the springs, they will not last. one of my toc springs broke in just a couple hundred miles. their manual setup for a hundred bucks a pair is the way to go

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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Steel TOC Tensioners

hey...!

Thanks for all the feed back guys, sounds like solid steel TOC tensioners is the way forward like what VN750Rider/Jerry said.

Where would I get them from?

Many thanks
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Its ok...

I have found the website.

Cheers again.
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Thanks for taking the time in writing that useful information.
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Hi,

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.

Cheers
Speiler
would love to see pictures of you're conversion.

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