cam tensioners

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by tdj45, May 4, 2010.

  1. tdj45

    tdj45 Member

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    anyone got pics of what a good spring loaded cam tensioner should look like and what a bad worn one would look like. THANKS
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    roadking01 Member Contributor

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  4. tdj45

    tdj45 Member

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    thanks glider. going to check them this weekend. 06 with 20k
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It's time to check for sure.:D
     
  6. glimmerman

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    had 'em replaced on the rk at 33k. worn 3/4 thru. glad i saw it here and had it done w/ the drive belt. new inner and outer bearings. cams worn badly, replaced w/ 203se. runs great. just got it back last monday.
     
  7. marcus22

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    just looked at mine today at 24,500 miles. outer looked good, inner was ok. Its not a matter of if, its when and what type of conversion.
     
  8. rexver

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    i was thinking of taking a look at mine ,02 rkci with 21,000 miles but it looks like i will have to pull front exhaust to get to all the bolts to get cover off . or is there a way around just so i can take a peek ?
     
  9. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Some have been able to cut down an allen wrench to get the bolts out behind the exhaust. Depends on the exhaust.

    Bodeen
     
  10. bikerfishman

    bikerfishman Active Member

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    Take the exhaust off it will make your day a better one.
    And when removing the right rear nut I have found a 1/4 drive extention with a wobler makes it easyer.