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Question Initial MCCT adjusting

Ok I just ordered a pair of MCCTs from TOC. I am assuming that this is a fairly easy conversion and that even the instructions as to how to adjust the thing upon installation will come with the product. But just for "ha-ha's" in case the instructions don't happen to make it to me I'll ask the question here anyway. Once I have it bolted on and the motor running, how far do I adjust the bolt? (Examples: Far enough until the evil clanking stops? Do I add another half-turn? Back it off a quarter turn? And so forth.....)
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I just turned mine until the noise went away and maybe 1/4 turn more and tightened up the jam nut. So far so good. Easy install, on the right side you will need to remove the coolant tank-one 10 mm bolt-. The left side is kind of a hassle because you have to move the little tab that holds the oil lines without breaking the oil lines, still not really very difficult. I think some of the guys just cut the tab right off with no troubles.
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Haven't done them yet myself, but there has to be fine line between just right and too tight. Could probably hear that sweet spot with a stethoscope.

Seems like you should be able adjust the bolt with your fingers, which would also provide some feedback by touch. The TOCs have larger bolts.

Get it quiet and add a touch more.

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Just as he said, screw it in using your finger until you feel it touch the guide. Start the bike and adjust just until quiet, and a tiny bit more (1/8th turn). If the bike bogs, you went too far!

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The simplicity of this tends to make me wonder why Kawasaki ever went with the more complicated spring system instead of the bolt-and-nut method from the get go. Thanks for the replies folks.
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The simplicity of this tends to make me wonder why Kawasaki ever went with the more complicated spring system instead of the bolt-and-nut method from the get go. Thanks for the replies folks.
Well chains do stretch, so "supposedly" the clacking can come back after xxxx miles. I'm about 8k into mine and haven't had any noise return yet.

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Kawi may have been going for low maintenance, no engine adjustments.

The clacking noise is the button on the end of the tensioner, slapping against the chain guide. Once the noise stops, further adjusting begins to put tension on the guide against the chain.
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So, my MCCTs arrived today. That was nicely quick. I ordered them on the 20th and they got here today, the 24th. Incidentally, they did not come with instructions. Anyway, it took longer for me to locate the wrenches I needed than to install and adjust it (front cylinder only). Sooooo much quieter. I took it out for a 5 mile ride which was more stressful on me than the bike. The carbs didn't cause any problems after sitting for so long since by now it's had almost an entire tank of gas/Seafoam mixture run through them. I got it up to 50 mph and there was a slight hesitation from time to time but I figure more actual run-time with more Seafoam will cure the rest of its ailments. And surprise! The backfire disappeared, too! All-in-all, a very good turn of events!
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