|02-02-2013, 03:13 PM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2005
Manual Cam Chain Tensioners
Why are these newer bikes needing these?
Is it just a ploy to sell the aftermarket parts?
I have a hard time believing all of these modern designs requiring the antiquated manual adjustment.
My DR650SE went over 80,000 miles without needing a cam chain, guides, or MCCT.
2009 SYM RV250
1992 Kawasaki ZX600D
|02-02-2013, 05:33 PM||#2|
Enjoying my last V8
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Cypress, Tx
Instead of taking the time to sort out the carb. to get a smooth idel, the cam chain gets the blame and in with a manual tensioner.
See the Husky 610 cam chain debacle.
96 XR650L, 96 Guzzi Sport, 07 BMW K1200GT,
86 Husky 400 XCE, 00 Husky Te 610 e, 1999 Husky TC610 SM, 2000 Cagiva GC; Google: TX7
|02-03-2013, 07:09 AM||#4|
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Chantilly VA
The KTM hydraulic version was a failure.
KTM RFS/SXF hybrid http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=662808
CR500/KTM hybrid http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757835
|02-03-2013, 10:54 AM||#5|
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Concord, CA
Previous generation of Harley TwinCam motor had auto adjusters that were too highly sprung which wore out the tensioners until they grenaded into the motor... Still took 30k or so but sucked when it happened.
BMW auto adjuster failed leaving me with a really noisy motor but it still functioned.
Auto is nice but not without its problems.
2007 BMW GS Adventure
2000 Ducati 900ss
2010 Harley Ultra Limited
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