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cam chain rattles on '96 GSXR 750...experiences?

I'm seriously considering purchasing a 1996 GSXR 750. It has 14k miles on it and a bit scrapped up from a drop, but the guy says the engine is fine. This is at a rather reputable "from my knowledge" used bike dealer. The only thing is when the engine is running theres a distinct rattling and vibration that eminates. He said its the cam chain and that most suzuki's from that period have that issue when they get older. What does this mean for engine life? What are your experiences with a tensioner and how hard is it to fix? Will it be silenced afterwards? Thanks a bunch.

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Re: cam chain rattles on '96 GSXR 750...experiences?

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I'm seriously considering purchasing a 1996 GSXR 750. It has 14k miles on it and a bit scrapped up from a drop, but the guy says the engine is fine. This is at a rather reputable "from my knowledge" used bike dealer. The only thing is when the engine is running theres a distinct rattling and vibration that eminates. He said its the cam chain and that most suzuki's from that period have that issue when they get older. What does this mean for engine life? What are your experiences with a tensioner and how hard is it to fix? Will it be silenced afterwards? Thanks a bunch.

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It means if you buy it, and don't get it fixed...you'll need a complete motor rebuild, and soon...To properly fix the CCT problem, you need to replace the Auto adjusting CCT with an APE manual CCT...the CCT including a gasket will set you back about 65.00 + shipping, plus labor if you don't know how to do it..

Also ...there could alread be damage to the followers...If the previous owner, let the CCT go for that long, and IF the dealer is selling the bike without replacing the CCT first...I'd be a wee bit suspect of that bike..just my 2 cents...

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I PUT THE MANUAL APE TENSIONER ON MINE AND IT IS PERFECT!
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I installed an APE on my 96 750 as well. The 96 750 has a very good reliability record so I would not have any worry with one with 14K miles.

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