Cam chain tensioners

KC Gager kc at
Sun May 17 09:13:28 PDT 2009

FYI Manuel cam chain pensioners are good for about 2 Hp. less parasitic
losses. I've seen to many of them fail on all kinds for bike where we put
manual one on just to be safe, and the fewer parasites are a good thing 

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-----Original Message-----
From: sv650-bounces at [mailto:sv650-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Steve Robertson
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2009 6:35 PM
To: sv650 at
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.


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