Author Topic: Replacing Camchain tensioner  (Read 1390 times)

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Offline dave_a

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Re: Replacing Camchain tensioner
Reply #10 on: 21 January, 2022, 10:55:56 PM
Hope the cam chain guides & tensioner cure the tap.
Keep in mind that all 12 tappet buckets fit in holes that grow as the engine heats up. Anyone could be just a little small for the bore and make a noise. 10,000'ths of an inch tolerances can make a difference. Could be a lot of other things too. Most noise is harmless, but I can't hear your bike. Ear plugs are a beautiful thing!
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Offline Kiwi123

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Re: Replacing Camchain tensioner
Reply #11 on: 27 January, 2022, 04:36:29 AM
I'm also going through this. 48000kms and the 'old' spring measured 69.5mm. Due to various issues, I ended up buying a complete new tensioner from Triumph and was going to just replace the spring to see if that fixed the noise. When I removed the 'new' spring it only measured 70.5mm. I'm now waiting to hear back from parts guy who is going to talk to their workshop manager....


Offline Paul2bikes

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Re: Replacing Camchain tensioner
Reply #12 on: 27 January, 2022, 08:48:38 AM
Is there any spec. for the spring? IIRC Triumph never gave a spec.
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