Cam chain tensioners

zoran zv30 at
Sat May 16 18:37:36 PDT 2009

if you ignore ticking noise there is nothing wrong with old ones.
I have yet to see one fail.


Zoran Vujasinovic
Twin Works Factory

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Robertson" <srobertson at>
To: <sv650 at>
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2009 6:35 PM
Subject: Cam chain tensioners

> Has one design of OEM CCT proven to be any better/worse than the
> other? I'm wondering about the kind that doesn't have an oil jet in it. 
> The
> older ones require you to remove the little bolt at the back and then use
> a flat bladed screwdriver to release the tension vs the newer ones that 
> have
> a "ratchet type" mechanism with small teeth on the bit that extends.
> thanks,
> Steve 

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