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Cam Chain Tensioner gone tits up

Postby PaulGM » Fri 25 Aug,2017 18:18

Today my tensioner on my CBR600 FV decided to give up the ghost, luckily I was 300 yards away from the bike shop I was going to.Was able to get the bike home in the back of a van,2 mates are mechanics there.Which is the best tensioner to get, original or manual.


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Re: Cam Chain Tensioner gone tits up

Postby spagiratwink » Fri 25 Aug,2017 18:51

Hi Paul , for me it would always be Automatic , I'm a bit heavy handed and I wouldn't trust my guesstimation :wink:
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Re: Cam Chain Tensioner gone tits up

Postby PaulGM » Fri 25 Aug,2017 19:08

Cheers for the quick reply, heard that about the manual tensioner, just spoke to another mechanic mate and he said the same thing, most people over tighten them, looks like automatic it is then, better start saving the pennies then.

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Re: Cam Chain Tensioner gone tits up

Postby spagiratwink » Fri 25 Aug,2017 19:26

Yes Paul ,really just put it in and forget about it :D
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Re: Cam Chain Tensioner gone tits up

Postby PaulGM » Thu 07 Sep,2017 09:37

Can find hundreds of manual CCT's but no original CCT's.A few second-hand ones on eBay, but would
rather get a new one.David Silver is out of stock,2004 hornet 6 uses the same CCT and my luck there
out of stock as well.Who knows when the bike will be back on the road.
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Re: Cam Chain Tensioner gone tits up

Postby spagiratwink » Thu 07 Sep,2017 10:39

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Re: Cam Chain Tensioner gone tits up

Postby PaulGM » Fri 08 Sep,2017 07:55

Never thought about Fowlers.Spoke to a mate who works at Bill Smiths in Chester, don't get much from there
as they are a bit expensive, there's are a few quid cheaper, so looks like Bill Smiths it is then, nearly had 2
brand new CCT for nothing, only to find they were of the F2, thanks for the help.
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Re: Cam Chain Tensioner gone tits up

Postby PaulGM » Sun 01 Oct,2017 09:51

Got one from Bill Smiths of Chester, it's good when 3 of your mates work there = discount.
Took 5 minutes to fit, the bike now sounds like it should, just got to balance the carbs which I've
been meaning to do for over a year.Was thinking of selling it to buy a mountain bike, but after
using it might have changed my mind.
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Re: Cam Chain Tensioner gone tits up

Postby spagiratwink » Sun 01 Oct,2017 10:09

Glad its sorted , think you would regret it if you sold it, amazing how a carb balance can improve the bike, I've got the Morgan Carb Tuner, easy to use :wink:
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