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Howdy Folks --

I plan to install the manual cam chain tensioners from TOC. I found some info with a search but still have a few questions:

1. It appears that I need to order two MCCT's, one for each cylinder, correct?

2. Is the install of the actual MCCT and adjustment with the engine running just like demonstrated in this Utube video? (other than the removal of parts on a different bike)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVPbkz3aXR8

3. It appears that on our VN the coolant bottle needs to be removed for the right side install. Is that correct?

4. Is it necessary to set the engine to TDC (Top Dead Center)? If so, how can this be done without removing the engine?

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Yes two MCCT's, intall them and do a adjustment to them before starting engine. If you read the forum tighten untill you feel resistance and then back them off a half turn about. Engine does not need to be on top dead center. Just pull out the old ones and install the new, no new gaskets are required. Then you can start the engine and fine tune the MCCT's by sound. You may have to adjust a few times to get it just right. Mine would sound good at idle and engine warmed up, but after it really gets hot it would make the ticking sound a little. So had to go back and readjust a few times.
 
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Just DON'T, I repeat DON'T turn the engine over with the ACCT's removed, or before installing the MCCT's, and no TDC is needed!!
 
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WEH, Hyper, Fergy --

Great input!! :smiley_th I'll let you know how it goes.

Many Thanx! :beerchug:
 

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MCCT Conversion for $4.50!!

Yes two MCCT's, intall them and do a adjustment to them before starting engine. If you read the forum tighten untill you feel resistance and then back them off a half turn about. Engine does not need to be on top dead center. Just pull out the old ones and install the new, no new gaskets are required. Then you can start the engine and fine tune the MCCT's by sound. You may have to adjust a few times to get it just right. Mine would sound good at idle and engine warmed up, but after it really gets hot it would make the ticking sound a little. So had to go back and readjust a few times.
Hey WEH --

I noticed in your signature block, "Mcct convertion-cost 4.50." :wow:

$4.50 is a LOT less than $100.00 for two MCCT's. How did you do it? :confused: Was it fairly easy to do? Do you have photos.

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Hey WEH --

I noticed in your signature block, "Mcct convertion-cost 4.50." :wow:

$4.50 is a LOT less than $100.00 for two MCCT's. How did you do it? :confused: Was it fairly easy to do? Do you have photos.

Thanx!
The MCCT conversion is not as dependable and stable as TOC MCCT"S. After doing both I will not waste my time with converting them in the future. This is not the part of the engine to be cheap with. :doh:
 

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The MCCT conversion is not as dependable and stable as TOC MCCT"S. After doing both I will not waste my time with converting them in the future. This is not the part of the engine to be cheap with. :doh:
Okay Lance --

I'll order the ones from TOC. :smiley_th

Thanx for your help!! :beerchug:
 

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MCCT

Quick question....will it do any harm if I just replace one acct with manual? From what I understand, front one easy access, other one not so much. When I previously "adjusted" the front acct it always took care of horrible engine noise so hoping I can get away with just replacIng this one since the threads broke off :( and can no longer hold bolt. Thanks!
 

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If only the front one isn't working don't see why not.but the space issue on the back one can be fine if you put a spacer behind the overflow tank.holy old thread,BATMAN.just do em both
 

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I highly recommend doing what the late Lance328 "The Professor" says. Just replace both of them with TOC manual tensioners. A safe, reliable, lifetime fix for the price of a tire. Like he said, that is not part of the engine where you should be trying to cheap out. You can turn a perfectly good engine into a boat anchor just trying to save a few bucks.
 

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Hey, does the 2005 Vulcan 750 have an acct or an mcct, automatic or manual. The manual i downloaded, states that the existing cam tensioner can be adjusted, so I assume that means it is a mcct. In which case I do not have to change the tensioner and I can simply make the adjustment.
I guess I can just pull it out and see, but if anyone on the forum knows, that would be awesome. thanks
 

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Look up the Grambo trick
 

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Hallelujeeer
 

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Hey, I just got some TOC MCCTs in the mail. Tried installing them today and found it quite challenging! They come with teflon tape from TOC so the "finger tighten until you feel resistance" method isn't really an option (unless I take the tape off, of course). I do think I had them on too tight to start with, the bike was hard starting and bogging down until I backed them off a bit. Even then, I found it really challenging to get them dialed in.

I ended up putting the right side ACCT back on to try to get the left side one dialed in. Thought I had it, went for a short ride, but the bike started idling really low and actually died in the driveway while I was listening to her. Is the Hot/Cold thing an issue? Do I need to have it dialed in when she's warm?
 

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Yes, any sort of adjustment like this needs to be done with the engine at operating temp.

edit: The reason being, parts in the engine expand with heat, and clearances will become tighter. Something adjusted cold, may become too tight at normal temp. Unless the manual specifies to adjust cold.
 
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