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Chain wondering if someone can tell me how to properly adjust the cam chain tension on a 77 xs500. I can't seem to find much about this particular tensioner.

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Locate the tensioner locknut on the right-hand cilinder (bottom): -keep the engine idling for about two or three minutes -loosen the locknut about two turnes while idling -the chain tensioner will slide into the proper position -tighten the locknut to secure the tensioner position and stop the engine -repeat every 3000km or 2000mls

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