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If you found the left one, which is on the front cylinder, the left one is on the rear cylinder, in the same spot, on the right side, right above and forward of the coolant reservoir. Screwed into the end of each one is a chrome 10mm bolt. with the engine off, remove both those bolts (they're actually just plugs) and take a VERY small straight screwdriver, stick it in where you removed the plugs for, and wiggle it around until it goes into the slot on the screw inside the tensioner body. Turn it to the right as far as it will go (you will be turning it against spring tension), then release it. You should hear it snap back. You can also turn them counterclockwise with the engine running, but oil tends to leak out of the rear one, because it is pointing down. Replace the plugs. That should stop the noise for a while, but it will come back. Once the tensioners are worn, there is no way to save them.
The carb mixture screws are right on the sides of the carbs, facing out. they are close to where the vacuum lines attach to the carbs. If they have never been adjusted before, the caps may still be on them. I took a drywall screw and a hammer, put the point of the screw dead center on the cap, tapped it with the hammer very carefully, until I was able to screw it into the soft metal slightly, then used the screw to pull out the cap. Kind of like a corkscrew. Don't screw it in to far, or you will mess up the mixture screws and possibly the internal threads on the carb body.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
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