I just received mine last week. I have installed them but have not had time to put many miles on the bike yet. The 750 is my first bike and I was not sure what kind of noises were normal. After reading the posts here and finding the manual tensioners, I decided to try them. The engine is a lot quieter now.
One problem is they are to long. The coolant reservoir will not fit without cutting the adjustment bolt off. I sawed off the bolt and will replace the end with an acorn nut. I have taken a lot of digital pictures. How do I post the pictures here?
Looks awesome, seriously thinking of doing it myself now. Was it a long procedure to install ( did you need to remove side engine cover and make sure it was at TDC), and how much did it run you in the end?
I followed gypsy’s web site instructions and set TDC for each cylinder. The adjusters came with some short generic instructions. Basically, I installed the adjuster (with TDC set) and finger adjusted the tension until I just felt contact with the cam chain, started the engine and tweaked a little more until noise stopped. Check at different RPMs and lock the adjuster down. Reset TDC for next cylinder and do the same.
I paid $108 delivered for two adjusters. Now I am looking for a chrome acorn nut to place on the sawed off bolt (3/8 16).
Did the manual tensioner work for you? I just bought an 01 Vn750 with 20k miles and it has the same problem, previous owner said he replaced the ACCT 8k mi ago and it fixed the problem for about 1k miles, then returned for the next 7k mi.
Given that he drove it that long with the clanking chain noise and that the new ACCT didn't fix the problem, should I assume that the idler sprocket or the cam chain guide have been worn down too much?
The manuel MCCT's are very easy to install, the adjustment sometimes is a little hard to get just right. Several other's and I have converted the ACCT"S to MCCT's. This can be done for a small price of about 10.00 dollors. In the threads you can find all the info about how to do this and what type of bolts, washers, and nuts to use. The usual trouble is finding a place that has the right type of thread, and length of the bolts to use. Check into this if you are really interested, and with same threads it will give you the info of how to adjusts the MCCT's LOL
I doubt the cam guides are worn at this point. The noise is mostly harmless unless a guide was not installed correctly. If that is the case, you would most likely have metal filings in the oil. At least, that's what happened to mine.
As an aside, how did you resurrect a 3 plus year old thread with all the recent ACCT/MCCT questions out there? BTW, most folks here either build their own MCCT out of the ACCT or buy from TOC manufacturing since their MCCTs don't require a coolant bottle mod to fit the rear cylinder.
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