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How does the timing chain adjuster work? My motor is a little noisy and I was looking to tighten my timing chain. The manual doesnt tell me how to just adjust it. It tells me how to assemble it (not very well either). So I have been searching the internet on how to adjust the timing chain on my bike. Please help!!

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    Murtaza Akberali Versi May 14, 2010

    Which bike is yours I mean the model.

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    David Belcher May 14, 2010

    Most are automatic tensioners and do not need to be touched. In other cases you set the cylinder top top dead center, loosen a nut and bolt, it adjusts inside the motor, and you tighten the bolt and lock nut, to complete the procedure. If you want a proper answer you will have to tell the Year,Make, and Model.



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Well I guess the type and model of motorcycle would help.

However, most camchain tensioners are basically automatic. They bear against a long, curved nylon dampener that rides the slack (trailing) side of the chain. This pressure is made by a spring inside the chain tensioner housing itself and is not a serviceable part.

If housing is bolted up tight, all available tension is employed. If chain is still slack...camchain is worn out must be replaced.

Camshaft and rocker arm gaps maybe providing all the noise also, maybe time for a top end service, whatever the bike!!

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