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    cam tensioner

    hi guys,

    i'm new here at AF1 forum, and im looking someone who will solve my problem for my bike, my two cam chain tensioner is badly noisy...so anyone can help me to find the manual cam chain tensioner?? please...thank you

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    You most likely need new followers but you can enter a search (top right portion of this window) for information on the manual tensioner which I believe are used more on high performance engines. Others will chime in w/ more info on all of this.

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    Check with Joakim from Spoonvalley (VR8 on this forum). He made some up some time ago.

    If he donít have, I have a pair I can measure on if you want to do your own..

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    Quote Originally Posted by luis0510 View Post
    hi guys,

    i'm new here at AF1 forum, and im looking someone who will solve my problem for my bike, my two cam chain tensioner is badly noisy...so anyone can help me to find the manual cam chain tensioner?? please...thank you
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    thank you apriliapista, please can you share to me how i can do it. and which material i will used.

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    Just replace them with what belongs in there. Can-Am parts will be cheaper. Failures are fairly uncommon, so no reason to go to manual tensioners.

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    it is possible for can-am parts?? it is same as the cam chain tension for rsv1000r factory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luis0510 View Post
    it is possible for can-am parts?? it is same as the cam chain tension for rsv1000r factory?
    Can Am tensioner made for their Rotax equipped bikes will work. Can Am#415129408.

    See my, and other's post here:
    https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/...=1#post3934180

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    thanks ResetTheConsole for the info. can you share the website that i can order online...

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    You'll also most likely need the plastic followers (or at least inspect them) and all is available thru AF1. Look at the Aprilia engine rebuilding manual for info on the process of accessing the followers- you'll also need to order new valve cover gaskets although others re-use them. Good luck-
    Last edited by TeddyG; 01-10-2019 at 11:29 AM.

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    Hold on a minute... the cam chain tensioners are not know to fail on these engines.

    Before assuming that the tensioners are bad, how about performing an oil pressure test?
    Without good oil pressure, the tensioners will not work right.
    Also very unlikely that the chain guides or followers are worn, and if you do replace the tensioners, there is no need to remove the valve covers.
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    So what is the benefit of manual cam chain tensioners over stock -are they used mainly on racing engines? If the noise is indeed from loose cam chains, wouldn't the plastic guides/followers be worn?

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    Manual cam chain tensioners are not for everyone.

    They are difficult to adjust correctly and don't compensate for thermal expansion/contraction.
    If you set the cam chain tension when the engine is cold, the chain tension will be way too tight when the engine is at full operating temp. If you set them with the engine hot, the chains will be too loose at startup.

    As far as the plastic guides being worn, anything is possible, but unlikely in this case.
    Everyone was quick to jump in with guesses, but no one asked the OP what is the mileage on the engine?

    I'm just saying that replacing parts without first diagnosing the real cause is foolish.
    Installing a modified tensioner is also foolish when the original tensioner works perfectly and needs no adjustment.
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