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I am having a problem with the grambo trick. I was able to do the left side but the right side is behind the coolant tank. I have not seen any posts saying that you need to remove that to get at the right side tensioner. Am i missing something or do you need to move that to do the right side

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I am having a problem with the grambo trick. I was able to do the left side but the right side is behind the coolant tank. I have not seen any posts saying that you need to remove that to get at the right side tensioner. Am i missing something or do you need to move that to do the right side

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Pull it out of your way but leave it attached ,If it helps get ready for to convert to manual tensioners .The Grambo trick is just as temporary thing and more of a test to see if your tensioners are doing their job.
Converting to manuals can be as cheap as ten bucks to convert yours or around fifty bucks a cylinder for toc machined tensioners,The both do the job of keeping your chains adjusted properly and cam timing more accurate,it's a matter of personal preference




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ive got it done but i'm lost on the hose on top of the coolant tank... is that just a breather hose or was it connected somewhere.. there is no clamp on it so i hope it just goes out to air
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ive got it done but i'm lost on the hose on top of the coolant tank... is that just a breather hose or was it connected somewhere.. there is no clamp on it so i hope it just goes out to air
its an overflow, no worries. and the rear tensioner causes less problems than the front

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cool.. thanks
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Top hose just dangles just ahead of the swingarm pivot. Its an overflow.
I just did the Grambo on my '85 700 today, and was glad I did. Any mech engine noise vanished, and it ran a lot better. The tensioner screw moved CCW almost a quarter turn more than before, and the front about 1/8....
Not surprising I guess for a bike where fieldmice and chickens lived for 5 yrs, lol...



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i finished those two.. not sure if i made an adjustment to the rear one as i had trouble with the angle and getting to it. i could not see the inner slot to get my screwdriver into the left side seems a little quieter now.. any tricks for that right side.. and can this be done while it is running
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i finished those two.. not sure if i made an adjustment to the rear one as i had trouble with the angle and getting to it. i could not see the inner slot to get my screwdriver into the left side seems a little quieter now.. any tricks for that right side.. and can this be done while it is running
Do not do this with engine running. It could cause the chain to jump time and ruin your valves.

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i figured as much..its just at a hard angle to get at
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Did you remove the water tank?

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