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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Camshaft Chain Tensioner removal/installation

I have a small amount of oil seeping from the area of my bike ('08) where the camshaft chain tensioner is located. I dropped my bike on the right side a couple of weeks ago, and noticed the oil after I rode it after the drop. the amount of oil is very small, enough to wipe off with my fingers.

I believe the 0 speed drop may have loosened the gasket enough to cause this. Looking at the service manual (5-20 to 5-21) it looks fairly straight forward to replace the gasket and to reset the tensioner.

The question I have is the last line on page 5-21:

"Turn the crankshaft 2 turns clockwise to allow the tensioner
to expand and recheck the camshaft chain timing."

What steps in the manual is this part, or how do you guys perform this step?

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Page 5-22. THere are 2 caps on the right side case cover. One uncovers the timing rotor bolt, and the other is for timing inspection. Remove the caps, put a socket on the timing rotor bolt, and turn. You can watch the timing marks through the inspection hole to know how many times you've turned it over.

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Nice. Thanks!
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