How To :- Fit Manual Cam Chain Tensioner


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How To :- Fit Manual Cam Chain Tensioner

How To :- Fit a Manual Cam Chain Tensioner

This guide is for a GSXR 600/750 97-99 but the basic steps will be close for other bikes.

Tools you need

Socket set
Allen Keys
Spark Plug Socket
Long Philips Screw Driver

Parts you need

Manual Cam Chain Tensioner
New CCT Gasket

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First of all you will need to take the RHS fairing off and Remove the air box.

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you dont have to remove the fuel tank as you can still get in and about the bike, i just used a couple of bungee cords to hold the tank back.


Some people fit a manual cam chain tensioner without removing the valve cover and checking the slack in the cam chain, you can do that but its better for a piece of mind that you remove the cover and check the slack, i was doing valve clearance checks anyway so i included removing the cover in my steps.



disconnect and the remove the ignition coil sticks, you can take the spark plugs out at this point too if you want or once the valve cover is off, having the plugs out means you can turn the engine over easier so u dont have to take plugs out but it helps. also means you can check the condition of them at the same time.

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next step you want to remove the carbs from the intake

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watch that you dont drop anything into the inlets, best put some rags in there to help prevent this.

With the carbs pulled out the way, you can go ahead and start undoing the valve cover bolts, i undid the 6 bolts in a cross pattern format to so it releases evenly.


ie

4 2 6
5 1 3

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now you want to remove the Automactic Cam Chain Tensioner.

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now with the ACCT out, back out the bolt on the MCCT because if the plunger bolt is too far in and fit the CCT to the engine, then you can end up damaging the chain.

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Bolt the MCCT onto the engine with the new gasket and then screw in the pluger bolt with your fingers and until it starts to get finger tight.


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as you can see with my brand of MCCT, it screwed quite far in, other brands like APE i think have a longer bolt so there will be more threads left. if you did remove the valve cover, go ahead ans check the play on the chain (on the side where there chain goes down to the tensioner), you dont want it super tight, this is just to get the base setting on the chain as the final adjustments will be made when the engine is running and you dont want the chain loose so it can jump teeth ans slip timing.


remove the cover for the starter gear and use a 14mm socket to turn the engine in a clockwise direction a few turns. this will move any slack in the front of the Cam Chain to the rear of the chain where the tensioner is and then check the play again in the chain, if there is any more play then just screw in the tensioner bolt a bit more to take up the play. (if you are unable to turn the motor over this way ie cant access the bolt then put the bike into gear and turn the rear wheel in the direction of travel, this will do the same job).



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now that the basics are setup with the MCCT you want to put the bike back together in reverse order, but still leaving the RHS fairing off as you still need access to the MCCT for adjustments.

With everything now back on the engine, start the engine and listen for any rattling from the Cam Chain and fine the the plunger bolt to stop any rattling. When i started mine for the first time i didn't have any rattling due to setting the tension by checking chain play, so to make sure i hadn't over tighten the chain, i backed the tensioner off a touch to the chain started to rattle again and then screwed the plunger back in until the noise stopped again and then using the lock nut to lock the plunger bolt in place.


now that the we are done, you can put the rest of the bike back together.
Last edited by blagger on Sat May 04, 2013 10:37 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Ace tut Richie :ok:

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Post Sat May 04, 2013 8:14 am

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But i aint got an srad :dunno:


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Wots a carb :dunno:


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Runters wrote:Ace tut Richie :ok:

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Cheers Kev :25:


herbalisticharry wrote:But i aint got an srad :dunno:


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herbalisticharry wrote:Wots a carb :dunno:


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Post Thu May 09, 2013 6:03 pm

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Good Tut mate - sure it will be similar on mine !!!
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Post Thu May 09, 2013 6:15 pm

Re: How To :- Fit Manual Cam Chain Tensioner

aye pretty much, i think your one has an oil feed and the oil pressure pushes the plunger forwards instead of a spring. in your case im guessing you would just remove the the oil hose and cap off where the hose came from and then you just swap out the cct as normal
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