Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: 4 months of frozen hell
I Ride: 86,000+ mile '07 ZZR600
I measure exact length of the one being replaced, set the new one to that length then adjust slightly (when going to a manual tensioner)
but I do not get to a no noise point and go any further, if anything when it gets to "quiet" I turn it back a flat or two (there are 6 flats to the head)
But I 95% of the time just use a new oe tensioner as they have proven plenty reliable and mostly maintenance free
When you say the tensioner is considerably farther out than the original........ How can that be?
Where did all this extra room come from, the chains wear so slowly it is rare to see anything more than a few thou over seasons of riding. The guides mostly wear from overtightening of manual or eo tensioners (when dimwits adjust them), so how can this new tensioner just installed be so much longer extended than the one just removed?
How many clicks extended was the oe tensioner?
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