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2001 Honda CR 500 R rear chain tension

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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.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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StarTrac NXT Chain Tensioning & Alignment Video

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Adjusting Chain Tension and Alignment on a StarTrac NXT

  • In this video, we show how to tension and align the chain and flywheel on a StarTrac NXT bike

  • First you see an example of a chain that is way too loose

  • To correct this loosen the flywheel bolt on both sides of the flywheel

  • Loosen the tension nut on the sprocket side of the bike and tighten the tension bolt until you get the proper deflection on the chain

    • A properly tensioned chain will have roughly 3/16" of deflection

  • Tighten the tension nut and the flywheel nut on both sides as shown in the video

Check the Alignment of the Chain and Sprockets after Making a Chain Tension Adjustment

  • Misaligned chains will look like they are walking from side to side where they enter and leave the sprockets

    • This can cause noise, premature wear, as well as making the chain look to be jumping from side to side during use

  • To correct this, loosen the flywheel nut on both sides of the flywheel, then loosen the tension nut and adjust the tension bolt to move the flywheel in the proper direction needed to align the chain with the flywheel sprocket, as seen in the video

    • Note: If you have already achieved proper tension of the chain, adjusting the tension nut on the opposite side from the sprocket will help to keep the same tension on the chain

  • Don't forget to check the chain tension after making an alignment adjustment

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Properly tensioned new chains will require readjustment after a short 'break-in' period as they stretch. Some, improperly tensioned chains have long spots in them and they are difficult to properly adjust. All chains have a difficult life - even properly adjusted - properly lubricated - properly used (not abused). With a proper load (your weight) you should have about 3/4 inch play midway between the front and rear sprocket if your chain is properly adjusted. When properly adjusted and properly tightened, your chain should be checked weekly until you see no difference in the 3/4 inch. After that you should check the adjustment monthly throughout the life of the chain.

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    1. Verify that the crankshaft sprocket timing mark is aligned with the mark on the oil pump housing.
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    8. Verify that all the plated links are aligned to their proper timing marks.
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    2. Install the timing chain guide access plug to the left cylinder head and torque to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
      NOTE To reset the timing chain tensioner, oil will first need to be purged from the tensioner.
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    1. Remove the tensioner from the tensioner housing.
    2. Place the check ball end of the tensioner into the shallow end of the Tensioner Resetting Special tool 8186.
    3. Using hand pressure, slowly depress the tensioner until oil is purged from the cylinder.
    4. Reinstall the tensioner into the tensioner housing.
    1. Reset the timing chain tensioner using the following procedure:
    1. Position the cylinder plunger into the deeper side of the Tensioner Resetting special tool 8186. Apply a downward force until the tensioner is reset.


    Ensure that the tensioner is properly reset. The tensioner body must be bottomed against the top edge of the Tensioner Resetting Special tool 8186. Failure to properly perform the resetting procedure may cause tensioner jamming.

    1. Install the chain tensioner into the right cylinder head.
    2. At the right cylinder head, insert a 3 / 8 in. square drive extension with a breaker bar into the intake camshaft drive hub. Rotate the camshaft until the camshaft hub aligns with the camshaft sprocket and damper attaching holes. Install the sprocket attaching bolts and torque to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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