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How to set cam chain tension on 1981 Honda CB650 C

I would like to know if it is possible to set the tension on a cam chain for a 1981 HondaCB 650 C

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SOURCE: flaot setting for 81 yamaha 650 maxim (4 ea.)

# 1carb left 0.04+or-0.04 inches mm 1.0+or-1.0 # 2 carb right 0.08+or-0.04 2.0+or-1.0 hope this gets you there

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SOURCE: on 2005 honda cmx 250 rebel does cam chain

Your bike has an automatic adjusting cam chain tensioner. No adjustment needed.

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SOURCE: need to tighten the timing chain

It has an automatic cam chain tensioner. If you are getting cam chain rattle, I would look at worn guides/chain.

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SOURCE: ona honda XL185 does the cam chain recieve tension from the 3mm

there is 2 nylon guides that pick up the slack for the chain you can adjust the guides to tighten the chain if its makling a bit of noise

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SOURCE: vt500 c ticking sound. Cam chain tensioners

You have a self adjusting cam chain tensioner. It is sold as an assembly. Take out the complete unit and replace it with a new one. The springs are not bad , the device that keeps the pressure on the tensioner is slipping causing a ticking sound.

Posted on May 16, 2010

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