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Timing chain tensioner adjustment

I have a yamaha xvs 1100 that has some engine noise and i think the tensioner may need replacement.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    my frend gave me his 2002 yamaha xvs 1100 its been setting for five years I replaced the battery and fresh gas when I turn the key the pump starts and gas leaks out of the throttle body. what shall be done?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Was driving and heard the timing chain break. Need info on how to set timing and installing it


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All v twin engines are noisy, if you could totally silence the exhaust noise, you would be horrified how awful the motor sounds, it could probably do with the cam chain tensioner ADJUSTING. i wouldn't think it would need replacing. unfortunately the manual only recomends this being done by a qualified tech, i have a xvs 650 with same trouble. i would adjust myself if i could find out the correct tollerences.

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I am replacing the one-way starter assy on a 02 v-star 1100 custom.
I did not line up the timming marks before removal!
when I line up the crankshaft key pointed straight up the center of the rear cyl, should the front piston be on compression or exhaust?
or should the mark of the front cam sprocket be pointed some were?
I know the rear cam mark should go to the top pointer! but the front not so sure? help? Reg B. thanks

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

  • rburcher Jun 28, 2009

    I could be out 180 degrees if I am wrong and in trouble


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