Question about 1983 kawasaki KZ 1300 A5
Im changing the cam chain tensioner on a 1980 Kz1300 A2. I need to know the placement of the tensioner on the motor, and the general steps to correctly replace it. Thank you, Mike @
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Posted on Feb 13, 2019
Pop the cover off, turn the rotor until the C mark is aligned, Then loosen up the 12 mm nut that is on the 10 mm headed screw. Then loosen up the 10 mm headed screw. When the screw is loosened up it will take up slack and put spring pressure on the rod that puts pressure on the cam chain. Now that its taken up the slack tighten down the 10 mm headed stud and then the 12 mm locknut. That should take out all play in the cam chain tensioner. The cam chain tensioner is located under the carb boots from the engine to the carbs.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
sorry to tell you this but it might be the head. This model ran a no bearing head for the cams and they wear out. If it is the chain you got lucky, there are after market quality chains and tensioners out there
Posted on Apr 18, 2010
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
Basic tune up. May need the carbs cleaned, new plugs/wires, and ignition system gone over, including points cleaning/replacement (if equipped) and checking for proper operation of alternator charge coil and rectifier/regulator.
Ensure battery is properly charged.
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
Testimonial: "thanks for the info i thought maybe it was needing carbs rebuilt or maybe some one switched the wires to the wrong plug firing order off "
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