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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2002, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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cam chain tensioner f4i (install)

has anybody on here installed a cam chain tensioner on an f4i. I'm looking for somebody to shed a little light on this for me. I just got mine in the mail and the instructions that came with it were terrible.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2002, 03:45 PM
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Replacing it is kind of a bitch, but if you are somewhat mechanically inclined at all, it is possible.
First you have to take the left/right fairings off, the ram air covers off, the tank off, and the air box off.
Second, if you look at the right most throttle body, or right where the fuel line screws in, right below it you will see the auto CCT.
Take the allen wrench that came with your bike (I think it might be an 8) and unscrew both bolts (one on top, one on bottom).
IT is real ly tough to ge to these, but with patience and persistance, it is possible to get them loose.
You may have to get another gasket for the manual CCT (I just used high temp sylicone, I hope it works)
Once you have it all in place, you have to adjust it.
You have to remove the four plugs on top of the cam cover and unscrew three bolts (they are the only three holding the cam cover on)Once you have the cam cover off, you can see the cam chain on the right side. Remove the chain guide and you can feel how much play you have in the chain.
Follow the instructions on the back off the manual one as far as tightness. Mine was between 3/8 - 1/4 inch of play in the chain.
Once you have that all set, you just have to put everything back together.
It took me about 4 hours to do all this, but I also ate somewhere in the middle of it all.
Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2002, 03:59 PM
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If you have any other questions or problems, let me know and I'll try to help
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2002, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input. I'm pretty good spining wrenches so I should be able to figure it out now that I have a clue.

How did it work out for you?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 07:02 AM
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There is no rattling now, so it sounds pretty good. but the way my bike is sounding I think i may have missed an air line somewhere. It doesn't sound the same. When I get a chance, I am going to take the tank and air box off and make sure I have all the lines plugged in correctly. Other than that the bike sounds great!! I am very happy with it.
From what I understand, you are supposed to adjust the tensioner every 1000 miles. Do you know anything about that? Do you know if adjusting it would include pulling the cam cover off?
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