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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-27-2007, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I'm sure I need something done with the ACCT's. Being of reasonable technical abilities, I'm sure I can install new springs, or better yet manual adjusters which I just found on another website.
I have a few questions before I get started on this.

Does the cylinders have to be T.D.C. in order to do this? I've heard the valves have to be (in or out?) also. If so, how do I know where they are?

Has anyone else purchased the manual adjusters and if so, how do you like them?
I think they would be easier to install and maintain.

That's it for now. I'm sure I'll have more when I remove them from my bike.

Thanks for your support!!

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I just replaced the springs in mine. I waited till I pulled the carbs for cleaning because one of ACCTs (left side I believe) has what I believe to be a oil line attached. The only way I could see that being removed was to take the carbs out. If anyone knows a better way please let me know. Once you have the ACCTs off replacing the spring is pretty straight forward. I followed the instructions on this website: http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/ACCT...structions.htm . It took a few minutes of tinkering to figure out how to do it and all I used was a small screwdriver and my fingers. No more cam ticking for me.
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I just replaced the springs in mine. I waited till I pulled the carbs for cleaning because one of ACCTs (left side I believe) has what I believe to be a oil line attached. The only way I could see that being removed was to take the carbs out. If anyone knows a better way please let me know. Once you have the ACCTs off replacing the spring is pretty straight forward. I followed the instructions on this website: http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/ACCT...structions.htm . It took a few minutes of tinkering to figure out how to do it and all I used was a small screwdriver and my fingers. No more cam ticking for me.
Several of us just bend the metal tang on the oil line out of the way - some even leave it that way (the oil line is not going anywhere even without that one attach point).

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I didn't have mine at TDC when replacing the springs. No problems.
It really shouldn't matter as long as ya don't turn the engine over while the ACCT's are removed.

And I'm also one of those who just bent the tang outta the way, and left it off.
Like Loran said, it's not really needed.


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Well that takes a little stress off! Thanks, I'm ordering the springs today. Although, still, has anyone ordered and installed the manual adjusters?
Thanks again assachro and Hyper.
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There are a few here with the manual ones.
Reports say they work just fine, with minimal needs for re-adjusting.


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I've got some ticking and am thinking about trying the GRAMBO trick to, hopefully get me through the summer and then do the TOC spring replacement when the rainy season hits. Are there potential oil leak issues to address with either procedure? Thanks.

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Ok, so I seem to have stripped the threads on one of my 10mm bolts at the acct. Anyone know an easy way to get a replacement? Damn aluminum!
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Take the old one to auto-parts store, they may have one.

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