Manual Cam Chain Tensioner Installation Guide (MCCT's)

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VTRsquid
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Re: Manual Cam Chain Tensioner Installation Guide (MCCT's)

Post by VTRsquid » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:13 pm

Thanks guys.

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Re: Manual Cam Chain Tensioner Installation Guide (MCCT's)

Post by Cappy » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:13 am

Hi. Recently purchased a 99 firestorm, looking to replace the cam chain tentioners. I've gone over the guide, is it just me or does the play in the cam chain when at full tentioners seem really excessive (5-7mm). I recently did the cam chain in my wr450 and you almost can't move the chain at all up and down with the tentioner in.

Is this just the nature of this engine? It seems quite alarming lol

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Re: Manual Cam Chain Tensioner Installation Guide (MCCT's)

Post by tony.mon » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:54 pm

You will only set 5-7mm of play on manual tensioners, no need to set automatic ones.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.

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Re: Manual Cam Chain Tensioner Installation Guide (MCCT's)

Post by VTRDark » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:35 am

IIRC there's 5 mm play in the auto tensioners when in place and the extra 2 is a safety margin to allow for the heat expansion and non auto tensioning. Not much use trying to compare one engine to another as every engine has it's own specifications. This has been the specification for many years and numerous bikes have used this with no issues. Krieger recommend the same.
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Re: Manual Cam Chain Tensioner Installation Guide (MCCT's)

Post by cmg55 » Wed May 22, 2019 9:09 pm

Greetings,
I'm about to install Kriegers myself.
Did you pull both valve covers and the carbs or just the back valve cover??
I've read two different sets of directions and can't decide which to do...
Thanks,
Colin
UPDATE- After re-reading Carls directions and his replies to some of the chaps suggesting the quicker back cam cover method, I've decided the more thorough procedure as outlined by Carl is the proper way to go for me.
Thanking you in advance Carl! ( My CCTs just arrived today, so all my nervous anticipation will now be put to the test!) :shifty:

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Re: Manual Cam Chain Tensioner Installation Guide (MCCT's)

Post by 0gri » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:27 am

Hi VTRDark,i followed your excellent guide to change my tensioners and it made it a complete doddle,especially loads of photos.Thankyou sir,your a fekkin diamond :thumbup:

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