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Question Knock In The Front Cylinder

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I Just Purchased A 1989 Vn750. I Noticed That There Is A Knock In The Front Cylinder. I Asked The Seller About It And He Said It Had Been There The Whole Time He Had It. It Seems To Come And Go. Is This Something I Need To Be Worried About? Thank For Your Input.
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Sounds like the ACCT. The Grambo fix that is in the Verses might help it. Mike'89vn750
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http://pages.tstar.net/~fergy/images...hain_noise.wav

Here's a link to what a bad cam chain tensioner sounds like; does it sound like that? If so, easy fix for little cash ($20 for the springs, a couple of hours for the reload). If it sounds different than that, shout out and we can help you troubleshoot. I'm going into my front cyl tonight for a sound that wasn't the cam chain tensioner, so I may have a little more knowledge by tomorrow morning.

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If it goes away when the engine gets warmed up, it might be the tensioners. If it just comes and goes, it might be your balancer. Give Cindy some time and she'll have more info as she pulls that side apart.

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If it goes away when the engine gets warmed up, it might be the tensioners. If it just comes and goes, it might be your balancer. Give Cindy some time and she'll have more info as she pulls that side apart.
Ha ha - what the hay is a balancer?? Just kidding - I'm on it!

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MORE tools?

Okay, I'm at the part in the book where the heroine is supposed to remove the bolt from the alternator rotor, but she needs a vise-grip thing to keep the wheel from turning on her while she loosens the bolt. And, reading ahead, she'll then need a "rotor puller" to get to the balancer on the left side.

What the --? Are these tools I can borrow from my local auto mechanic, or am I gonna have to order these things?

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news butt.... it is a speacial tool most bike shops have. The local dealer charged me $20 to pull mine with the motor stripped down. I got tired of $20 a pop and bought one off e-bay for $30 w/shipping, figured if I keep the bike long enough it will pay for itself.
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news butt.... it is a speacial tool most bike shops have. The local dealer charged me $20 to pull mine with the motor stripped down. I got tired of $20 a pop and bought one off e-bay for $30 w/shipping, figured if I keep the bike long enough it will pay for itself.
They're both special tools, or just the rotor puller? Argh. Fortunately (depending upon one's perspective), I put Nameless up for sale on Craigslist last night, so maybe I can improve my cash flow with this new hobby o' mine.

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put a penny between the rotor and counter balancer gears to loosen the bolt. You need the special puller to remove the rotor from the tapered shaft.
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put a penny between the rotor and counter balancer gears to loosen the bolt. You need the special puller to remove the rotor from the tapered shaft.
Cool! So it's just $30.01 total?

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