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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2009, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Purchased 95 VN750 w/19.5k miles ($550). 3k miles later I'm told I have a cam gear or cam chain noise. Recommended that I ride the bike till it dies then scrap it. Don't have know how or tools to repair myself. Your recommendations would be appreciated.
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Do a forum search, and look in the Vulcan Verses for info on ACCT and/or MCCT.

(auto cam chain tensioner / manual cam chain tensioner)

It's a common problem on these bike for the ACCT on the front cylinder to lose it's ability to keep the chain snug and quiet. And the fixes at this point are relatively easy and affordable, and many, many of us have done them already.

The "fixes" don't require engine teardown or removal, and we have lots of pics around here to go with the info.

You don't need to ride it til it breaks and then scrap it.

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X2 - Sounds like you'll be riding it for many years to come before it hits the scrap heap. These bikes are like the old Checker Marathons, they never die. If you don't want to fix your ACCT, which is very easy, you can buy a new or used one on Ebay for about $80. Do what Doug said, check the Verses.

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It ususally happens when the bike is cold. Should I stop riding it until I fix the ACCT?
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It ususally happens when the bike is cold. Should I stop riding it until I fix the ACCT?
No. Do what I do and you shouldn't have a problem until it's fixed. Start the bike and use the choke very sparingly, just enough to prevent the bike from stalling, and don't ride for two minutes. Let the bike warm up just a bit without idling too high and you shouldn't hear the noise as much. Then you can ride once it's a bit warmed up.

If the rattle is still bad even with low idle, you can either grease your ACCT following THIS THREAD or replace your ACCT with an MCCT from THIS SITE. Follow the Vulcan Verses on how to do this and you should be fine.

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my 12 yo could swap out my accts if that makes you feel any better, its that easy. just dont turn the engine while they are out.

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You can replace the ACCT springs and they may fix the problem or replace with MCCT's and it will fix the problem. Link below


http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/Manu...nTensioner.htm


http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/ACCT.htm


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