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TTR125 Timing Chain Adjuster Noise.

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I did a search but my search-fu stinks.

We have a TTR125L (2000 model) I bought for my wife. I completely rebuilt this bike with new lower end bearings, new transmission, new piston, rings, cam, timing chain, cam gear, valve seals, etc.

It makes a loud ticking noise. I originally thought it was the valves but I have triple checked and they are adjusted properly. If I removing the bolt and hold a screwdriver on the timing chain adjuster and turn it over by hand it doesn't click. If I let go of the screw driver it clicks. Before I order a new one I just wanted to see if anybody else had this issue and if others agree it's the adjuster that is at fault.

Thanks!

Edited by AdvCoop

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Sounds like the adjuster to me.

You can buy manual cam chain tensioners which are much better than the standard ones. Search eBay.

I ordered an OEM one yesterday but I like the idea of a manual adjuster. I'm still going to check those out now.

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