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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank GRAMBO!!!!!!!!!!

Just did the Grambo trick on my 94' and she is as quite as a Vulcan with Jardine Rumblers can be!!!!!!! In other words.............Perfect.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 04:35 AM
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Sweet !!


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I'm confused as to where this screw and spring that you snap back is. Care to explain? Do any parts need to come off to get to it?
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From the yahoo group.. Now known as the Grambo trick

Ok, I have a few minutes to collect my thoughts and want to share
what worked for me when my cam chain tensioner began clattering like
the piston was loose or I had a ball bearing rattling in the top
end. I performed all adjustments with the engine off.

First, remove the 10 mm bolt from the end of the tensioner assembly.
This will expose a small screw recessed in the body of the assembly.
Take a jeweler's screwdriver that fits the head of the screw (a cheap
one from wally world or radio shack as you will prolly screw it up a
bit). Turn by hand clockwise as far as you can...it will feel like
you are winding a spring. Let it snap back as far as it will go then
attempt to turn it about 1/4 turn further. You may need to use a
small pair of pliers at this point to turn it back....not too much at
a time, just 1/4 turn.

Put the bolt back in and fire it up. If there is no change you are
prolly doing the wrong cylinder. If (as in my case) the noise is
gone or nearly gone, leave it for now and ride. In my case it
returned, so I repeated it until the noise was gone...a couple of
adjustments in that setting. After a few days it started back, so I
did it again. After the third setting of doing this, the noise has
now been gone for over 10000 miles and one year. If it returns, I'll
do it again because from what I understand, replacing the assembly
still gives you a weak spring. Something about the adjustment winds
it a bit tighter.

Some have pulled the whole thing and cleaned it and replaced it, but
I am wondering if the preloading isn't what really fixed it in those
cases. I am not convinced due to my success here, that it is
neccessary to pull it out.

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Thanks Dianna. Have printed your procedure out and filed it in my vn750 folder in case I ever have to use it, but since I only average about 2000 miles a year on Lena, I'll probably never have to use it?

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Hey Di - ya might see if that could be added to the verses... I'd searched for it before but couldn't find it - not sure that I searched over at Y! or just here.

Now I'll have to try doing it "proper" since I have a bit of cam noise going on...

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ACCT attempt

Well I followed the steps but upon trying the 1/4 CW turn the tensioner did not snap back it just remained in place, so I am wondering now if the spring is not bad. I did turn it CCW which did make the noise go away but the tensioner screw just came lose and the noise came back. So what do you all think the verdict is a broken or worn spring? Thanks for any comments, proud owner of a 1998 Vulcan 750.
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That sounds like a broken spring or very dirty acct gummed up.
I would take it out and apart, look and see what you have.

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Ccspinner,
You hit it right on the head just removed the ACCT and the spring is hanging down, now what to do, do I get a new spring and try to do it myself or order the part from bikebandit (79.00). If I attempt the do it myself job I might as well do both at the same time. I am pretty mechanically inclined so I might attempt it myself. Thanks for everyones help it is greatly appreciated.

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If I attempt the do it myself job I might as well do both at the same time. I am pretty mechanically inclined so I might attempt it myself.
It's easy enough to do youself, but it can be tricky because most of us were only born with two hands, and the way it works, three hands would be much more suited to the job.
More than likely, once ya get it apart, you should realize how it works. For me atleast, it didn't work how I first thought it did.
$20 for two springs, or over $100 for two tensioner assemblies......

I'd do the springs.


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