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how do you know when your cam chain tensioner is BAD???

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how do you know when your cam chain tensioner is BAD???

I have a 06 CRF450 that is my bone stock practice bike and it just got to the 48hr mark and I just got this ticking noise coming from it and its not real contestant. So I check the valves and piston and they are all good and in spec so I am a little lost on what the problem can be.

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ya i know its cheap ins (45bucks) but i want to know how can you tell its bad? what can you do to test it ? i dont have a problem with buying a new ones, i just want to know how to tell if its bad

i know what it can do if it goes bad im no cheap ass that dont like to pay to fix my bikes

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The reality is there is not a way to test it....it's got a one-way ratchet mechanism and if it fails...You will be , Sorry.

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how do you know when your cam chain tensioner is BAD???

I have a 06 CRF450 that is my bone stock practice bike and it just got to the 48hr mark and I just got this ticking noise coming from it and its not real contestant. So I check the valves and piston and they are all good and in spec so I am a little lost on what the problem can be.

your best bet is to make it into a jamed manuel unit ----( no need to buy a new one ---i have seen new ones fail )

i add a peice of 5/16th copper tubing in the unit so it can not ever slip or back up ,

all auto tensioners will fail and are suspect-------i jam all of them and be done with it before it can cause a problem, ---because it will !

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your best bet is to make it into a jamed manuel unit ----( no need to buy a new one ---i have seen new ones fail )

i add a peice of 5/16th copper tubing in the unit so it can not ever slip or back up ,

all auto tensioners will fail and are suspect-------i jam all of them and be done with it before it can cause a problem, ---because it will !

I'm intrigued!

So you just take a little length of 5/16 tubing and insert it into the tensioner and replace the bolt?

I have a manual one currently but like the idea you have posed as the manual one sticks out too far and makes it hard to adjust my fuel screw.

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