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What is the purpose behind a hydraulic cam chain tensioner?
 

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Bigguy2x said:
What is the purpose behind a hydraulic cam chain tensioner?
Keeps tension on the cam chains when the bike is running (oil pressure present) so the chain does not flop around, especially as it gets worn and skip a tooth which could result in a minimum of screwing up the valve timing, and worst case, allow some valves to contact the piston head.

I think I am pretty close with that description anyway. ;-)
 

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Thanks for the info. Does this help keep the valves in adjustment longer?
 

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It doesn't adjust the valves, just the chain. It connects the crank to the cam, which is what makes the valves go up and down, but it won't affect how much they go up and down only the timing in relation to the piston.

They make it so that you don't have to open up the case and tigthen the chain manually every so often as it stretches.
 

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Ok that makes it clear. Thanks fellers, y'all are one great bunch.
 

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750 cam chain

My shadows transmission linkage bit the dust and the culprit is the cam tensioner spring.. there is a valve tick but the bike was idling and running great before this happened.. how can i put a new spring in? or whole new tensioner.. I need some education here.. thanks
=bear=
 
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