Date: 12-05-21  Time: 19:31 pm

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is my cam chain worn
« on: 25 March 2021, 07:03:14 pm »
just changing my advance to a 4 deg one and noticed that the front side of the cam chain has quite a bit of slack. the back side seems tight and the tensioner seems to turn left and right ok under the bolt. is this a normalamount of slack?ive attached a video

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Re: is my cam chain worn
« Reply #1 on: 26 March 2021, 07:33:05 pm »
How many miles is on the bike?
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Re: is my cam chain worn
« Reply #2 on: 26 March 2021, 07:49:19 pm »
 Did you turn the engine anticlockwise? Rotate the engine two full turns clockwise to allow the tensioner to take up the slack. that should sort it.

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Re: is my cam chain worn
« Reply #3 on: 12 April 2021, 07:13:24 pm »
Did you turn the engine anticlockwise? Rotate the engine two full turns clockwise to allow the tensioner to take up the slack. that should sort it.
i think it might have gone acw when i undid the bolt for the advance plate. i turned it back and it seems to have taken the slack up again thanks


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Re: is my cam chain worn
« Reply #4 on: 12 April 2021, 07:13:56 pm »
How many miles is on the bike?
about 50k i think

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Re: is my cam chain worn
« Reply #5 on: 14 April 2021, 09:53:53 pm »
In that case I would think it's definitely worn.
But not very much, if you do regular oil changes and use the bike then a cam chain should last almost forever. I've had bikes over 140000 miles on the original cam chain without any rattles.
My current fz8 is on 80000 and quiet as a 🐭.
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