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Cam chain issues
« on: 12 October 2020, 08:46:30 PM »
I bought my A2 registered Fazer 600 a couple of months ago, and I've started to notice an increase in cam chain rattle. When I bought the bike it had some rattle when cold, but that stopped after running at tickover for a couple of minutes. Lately, at around 45 000 kilometers, the noise has been getting worse, and it's now started making a little bit of noise when warm, but I have to concentrate to hear it. Being suspicious I pulled the cam chain tensioner apart today and found that it was between 2/3rds and 3/4ths of the way out. The notches beyond the one that was engaged looked pretty dirty. Should I be getting a new cam chain soon, or is it fine for some 1000 km's more, if I stall the problem with a new tensioner? If so, do I just buy a new OEM one, or opt for a manual tensioner from a third party?

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« Last Edit: 12 October 2020, 09:26:21 PM by veblar »


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Re: Cam chain issues
« Reply #1 on: 12 October 2020, 09:04:55 PM »
If its 2/3 of the way out, you have loads of life left in the chain yet.
Run the bike. Give it lots of revs and eventually the adjuster will move up to the next notch and quieten down again.
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