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I need info on adjusting the cam chain on my XL 500 Honda

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Can anybody provide me with information on the proper procedure to adjust the cam chain on my 1981 Honda XL500S? I have heard to do it with the engine running and also with it stopped. Is there any kind of torque specs. I need for tightening the lock bolt?

 

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It needs to be running let it warm up at idle. (Do not loosen the bolt or nut more than 2 turns out it can fall apart inside.) I just loosen them up about a turn out.

 

1. Loosen the tensioner upper bolt

2. Loosen the tensioner lower locknut 

3. It should automatically take up the slack should be able to hear it get quieter

4. tighten the upper bolt 

5. tighten lower nut

Don't know the torque spec just snug them up.

Edited by Flattracker54

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