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Cam chain noise on a CBR1100 from 1998 Can this be ajust ? if so where is the bracket on the engine

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Cam chain normally must be replaced, but sometimes cam chain tensioner may have some space to put more tension to tighten the cam chain. If you know how to access it then go for it. Good advise?

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Timing Chain & Gears Removal & Installation To Remove:
NOTE: Keep the cam chain away from magnetic fields.
Crankshaft set at TDC marks hnda_trk_crv_crank_tdc_marks.gif

  1. Turn the crankshaft pulley so its Top Dead Center (TDC) mark (1) lines up with the pointer (2).
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the front tires/wheels. Front undercar splash shield hnda_trk_crv_frt_under_splsh_shld.gif

  4. Remove the front undercar splash shield.
  5. Remove the drive belt.
  6. Remove the cylinder head cover (See section on Valve Cover).
  7. Remove the crankshaft pulley (See section on Crankshaft Damper). CKP sensor and VTC solenoid electrical connectors hnda_trk_crv_ckp_vtc_ele_conn.gif

  8. Disconnect the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor connector (1) and Variable Valve Timing Control (VTC) oil control solenoid valve connector (2).
  9. Remove the VTC oil control solenoid valve (See section on VTC Solenoid Valve).
  10. Support the engine with a jack and wood block under the oil pan. Ground cable and upper bracket removal hnda_trk_crv_grnd_cbl_uppr_brckt_rem.gif

  11. Remove the ground cable (1), and remove the upper bracket (2). Side engine mount bracket removal hnda_trk_crv_side_eng_mount_brckt_rem.gif

  12. Remove the side engine mount bracket. Timing chain cover removal hnda_trk_crv_timng_chain_cov_rem.gif

  13. Remove the timing chain cover bolts both from the front to the block and from the bottom to the oil pan.
  14. Remove the timing chain cover.
  15. Loosely install the crankshaft pulley. Compress the timing chain auto-tensioner hnda_trk_crv_compr_tim_chain_auto_tensnr.gif

  16. Turn the crankshaft counterclockwise to compress the auto-tensioner. Lock the timing chain auto-tensioner hnda_trk_crv_lock_tim_chain_auto_tensnr.gif

  17. Align the holes on the lock (1) and the auto tensioner (2), and then insert a 0.06 inch (1.5 mm) diameter pin (3) into the holes.
  18. Turn the crankshaft clockwise to secure the pin. Removal of the timing chain auto-tensioner hnda_trk_crv_rem_tim_chain_auto_tensnr.gif

  19. Remove the auto-tensioner. Removal of the timing chain guide B hnda_trk_crv_rem_tim_chain_guide.gif

  20. Remove the cam chain guide B. Removal of the timing chain guide A hnda_trk_crv_rem_tim_chain_guidea.gif

  21. Remove the cam chain guide A (1) and tensioner arm (2).
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If they are in spec, and you've got fresh oil in it, and the noise continues-next is the cam chain. You can check this by removing the valve cover from the top of the engine. You have an automatic adjuster on this bike, so there should be no slack in the cam chain. Specifically, check for slack on the rear side. If there is slack, you'll need to get your cam chain replaced.

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hi, i have a problem with my cbr 1100 xx 98model with a rough running,spluttering in just highway speeds when im crusing,it starts easy warm or cold and runs fine on idle and runs nice up to 60 kmh and runs fine after 6or7000 rpm and up to rev limiter but difficoult crusing 60 up to relative high speeds in high gears. runs fine in low gears in town. the fuelconsumtion seams to be some high at crusing speed that indicates that is rich mixture but it runs better at crusing speed if i pull the chocke a little that indicates lean mixture, i know this sound stupid but this is true so i was thinking the fuel is not properly mix with the air, more like drops than mix with air maybe? sparkplugs looks nice light brown. carbs and petcock have be cleaned many times, new sparkplugs, the ht leads looks good. it changes the speed it splutter at to higher speed if i shim the needles higher but if they too high i can almost not take off bcoz too much fuel at small trottleopening and black smoke from the exaust, my bike dnt have needles with groves for a clip thats why i shim them instead. a bikemechanic friend he told he have some simelar problem on a yamaha tdm 850 before and first when he change the nozzle in the carb that the needle goes in to it was cured, the nozzles was oval worn he told and its a problem on downdraft carbs he thinks, but on the xx carbs the nozzle is not specified as sparepart and its pressed in to the carbbody, my nozzle looks a little bit oval on atleast 2 of the carbs if looking closely or maybe only imagination in my eyes, im not sure. do someone had problem with the nozzles in the carbs before? i have cleaned the carbs and petcock many times, the airfilter is some dirthy but its worse without filter so its for sure not bcoz of the filter, the bike have a twobros 4in1 exaust and i have try 140,145 and 150 mainjets,but the problem is not with mainjet circut i think for sure. i had be very happy if someone could have a solution for this bcoz the bike is only irritating to use now and have be more or less the same all the time since i bought it. hope someone can help get my bird flying as it should do! thanks in advance!

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