Cam chain tensioner

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marcus gerhold
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Cam chain tensioner

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Greetings, I need to replace mine as she sounds like a bag of spanners!
I could do with some advice on what type and where to purchase.
She is a 2000 Storm.
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Re: Cam chain tensioner

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Krieger, APE, Bazza and Ade Whitmarsh's CCT's > http://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=22720
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Ace VenTRa
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Here's a link on how to rebuild your OEM unit, I can guide you on how to improve it for the sake of longevity if you like. If you go the manual route, I only recommend APE from direct experience. Just make sure you set the tension correctly and use green loctite on the CCT hardware or an equivalent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG6c_uhrVOw


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zakisbak
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My ccts are pink dot ones.
Does anyone know how they differ from non pink dot ones?

Did your bike always make bag of spanners sound or has it developed over a period of time?
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zakisbak wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:54 pm My ccts are pink dot ones.
Does anyone know how they differ from non pink dot ones?

Did your bike always make bag of spanners sound or has it developed over a period of time?
The paint dots are just batch markers they were never updated.

Timebombs to start with still timebombs regardless of the dot hue...

No warnings sounds, if it sounds like a bag of spanners it 's too late !
Lowering the tone since 2007...
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Otherwise, you could update it to a safe one with a felt tip.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.
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Ok
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