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Submitted by OathMeal at 2015-08-07 13:31:34 EDT
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I am replacing the automatic cam chain tensioner on my '04 Vulcan 750, with a manual one.

I have the part on order but I have no fucking clue on how to install it. Help?

Inb4 "use email faggot". I don't have his email.

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Submitted by grÜeMaster emeritus and uberlord supreme at 2015-08-11 03:07:22 EDT (#)

lol creating an elaborate backstory for an alter over several years just so you could +2 your own posts on ubersite


Submitted by skrapmetal at 2015-08-10 23:20:58 EDT (#)

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Submitted by crapmetal at 2015-08-10 18:19:40 EDT Rating: 2.0 on 1 rating (1 review) (V)

that was funny when you used to write long posts about the life of one of your alters and who had supposedly suffered a traumatic brain injury and then laid it on really thick to get sympathy votes in grueberfest while you voted for yourself and then when you were outed you claimed it had been a three year "social experiment"

goddamn that was funny
It actually was kinda funny, although it fairly obvious that young whysie there is too stupid to see how. I'd have put this comment on whysie's own "Attn: Skrap" post, but he disabled comments after +2ching himself. For, you know, whatever reason.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2015-08-09 09:15:57 EDT (#)
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Make sure that you stick whatever it is you buy firmly up your ass, Cupcake.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2015-08-09 00:58:25 EDT (#)

I'm just saying, why not have two geniuses in the family? Sort of a
spare in case Bart's brain blows up.

Submitted by grÜeMaster emeritus and uberlord supreme at 2015-08-07 18:49:47 EDT (#)

also remember skrappy hasn't washed his lips since he smooched shlongy's bunghole several years ago so play your cards right and there may be a whiff of the great one's dna in your future. testify.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2015-08-07 17:38:51 EDT (#)

The instructions will probably tell you to tighten the tensioning bolt until you feel resistance, then back it off 1/4 turn and lock it down. Start the bike and let it warm up at idle, and tweak by ear. If you have a mechanic's stethoscope you can listen to the cam chain going over the guides by putting the probe on the manual cam tensioning bolt and listening for a hissing sound.

Note: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE CCT MOUNTING BOLTS. Strip one of those out and you will be hating that repair. Testify.

Submitted by grÜeMaster emeritus and uberlord supreme at 2015-08-07 17:26:24 EDT (#)

if the tension is too great just pull over and spank it to memories of your uberexchange with skrap


Submitted by OathMeal at 2015-08-07 17:06:49 EDT (#)

And I'm doing this because there's chain slap inside the engine that's being caused by the existing ACCT (which I've read is super common in these bikes).

Dude at my local moto shop said I needed to pay him $400 for the fix. Fuck that.

Submitted by OathMeal at 2015-08-07 17:05:28 EDT (#)

Skrap - I ordered this one:


Now I'm going to have to ride with an adjustable wrench in my toolbox for on-the-fly adjustments. No big deal.

My worry is that I'm going to install the new manual tensioner with too little or too much tension. I just hope the instructions that come with this thing make it clear how to do it right.

Submitted by grÜeMaster emeritus and uberlord supreme at 2015-08-07 16:53:13 EDT (#)

make sure you clean all the parts with sand before reassembly

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2015-08-07 15:37:18 EDT (#)

TOC makes a nice automatic tensioner rebuild kit. Friend of mine used one on his VN750. I had to go to manuals on my 80s KZ750s, but they are maintenance nightmares anyhow.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2015-08-07 15:31:01 EDT (#)

Remove the springloaded tensioner and replace with the manual one. Couple of bolts, I think. You will have to then tighten the thru-bolt following the directions that come with the new tensioner. While you're in there, check the chain guides for wear and replace if necessary. Interested to know why you're doing this - are you planning on racing the bike? Or is the old tensioner just worn out?

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2015-08-07 15:22:38 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by OathMeal at 2015-08-07 14:54:30 EDT (#)

All the info on the VN750 site talks about the Home Depot fix which is not what I'm doing.

I've ordered a replacement CCT (manual) and I need to know how to install it so that I don't throw the cam chain off a sprocket because of it being too loose or too tight.

I can't find anything on the VN750 site that addresses this problem and apparently Skrap's bitch ass is too busy to reply to my posty. :(

Submitted by grÜeMaster emeritus and uberlord supreme at 2015-08-07 14:49:33 EDT (#)

if you bring it to silvr's holler, he'll be glad to provide free body work


Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2015-08-07 14:37:55 EDT (#)

More relevant to your problem from the same site (including external links): http://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11177

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2015-08-07 14:34:38 EDT (#)

Check here: http://www.vn750.com/

Lots of helpful info on 750s.

Submitted by grÜeMaster emeritus and uberlord supreme at 2015-08-07 13:53:14 EDT (#)


Submitted by Fucking foul at 2015-08-07 13:46:18 EDT (#)

YouTube! Seriously. YouTube has saved me a boatload of cash on vehicle repair over the years. Good luck.

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