Honda Motorcycle Forum
Honda Motorcycles
Navigation » Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org > Honda Motorcycle Models > Honda FireBlade » Timing Chain Tensioner worn out....

Honda FireBlade Discussion of the Honda CBR 900RR, Honda CBR 929RR, Honda CBR 954RR, and Honda CBR 1000RR Motorcycles.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-01-2006, 1:50 AM   #1
 
Join Date: 06-11-2005
Location: Vashon,Wa,98070
Posts: 93
Reputation Power: 10
cornerblade is on a distinguished road
Timing Chain Tensioner worn out....

Hey guys, So I have a 2000 CBR 929 with just under 15K on it. Since I started riding this season(I live in Seattle) around late april, I had noticed that if I was sitting still with the clutch in or out and I blipped the throttle to anywhere above 3k rpms there would be a pronounced rattle. My certified motorcycle mechanic friend told me it was the clutch basket was worn out, and with the recall these bikes had I had assumed so and planned on taking it out and checking it this winter. It would also do it if I was riding and I blipped the throttle to downshift. I was running Repsol 10w40 then. I just changed the oil to Amsoil 10w40, and now if the bike is cold or it has been sitting for a half hour and I blip the throttle it still makes the same rattle. BUT if I let it warm up, take off and roll to a stop sign and blip it or blip it to downshift it doesnt make the noise, it only makes the noise if I rev it up to about 8k and snap the throttle shut. SO my question is: Is the timing chain tensioner hydraulic and if so is there any chance it is worn out or do you think the timing chain is worn out or is it the valves are out of adjustment? This bike has been Babied its whoole life, no wheelies no stoppies no burnouts hardly ever been above 9krpms more than a couple of times. Any ideas? I am gonna pull the clutch apart and check the basket anyway but I dont think that is the problem.
cornerblade is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 08-01-2006, 10:19 AM   #2
Mr. Brownstone
 
Join Date: 02-07-2002
Location: UT
Posts: 10,531
Images: 27
Reputation Power: 41
BDA116 has a brilliant future BDA116 has a brilliant future BDA116 has a brilliant future BDA116 has a brilliant future BDA116 has a brilliant future BDA116 has a brilliant future BDA116 has a brilliant future BDA116 has a brilliant future BDA116 has a brilliant future BDA116 has a brilliant future BDA116 has a brilliant future
Re: Timing Chain Tensioner worn out....

Yes, the cam chain tensioner could easily be bad. They go all the time, but the chances it messed up your cam chain itself are next to none.

It could also just be the HTEV if you still have the OEM headers. Those are plenty noisy.
BDA116 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2006, 10:30 AM   #3
 
Join Date: 02-23-2005
Location: Finland
Posts: 381
Reputation Power: 10
JakeT is on a distinguished road
Re: Timing Chain Tensioner worn out....

" Is the timing chain tensioner hydraulic"

No, it's mechanical, spring tension makes it to tighten up, if there is any slack, and there is system that doesn't let it to loosen up ones it has titened up some more.

It's pretty simple, just remove it and play with it.

Honda manual is talking about spring tension holder special tool, but that is just a screw driver and you need to use to hold the spring tension in when you are installing the adjuster back
JakeT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2006, 1:57 PM   #4
 
Join Date: 06-11-2005
Location: Vashon,Wa,98070
Posts: 93
Reputation Power: 10
cornerblade is on a distinguished road
Re: Timing Chain Tensioner worn out....

No HTEV Is removed with HAAS eliminator, have a yoshimura bolt on, and a power commander USB. If it is Mechanical then it doesnt really make sense as to why it would be loud when it is cold and wuiet when it warms up, so maybe it still is the clutch basket????
cornerblade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2006, 11:05 AM   #5
 
Join Date: 02-23-2005
Location: Finland
Posts: 381
Reputation Power: 10
JakeT is on a distinguished road
Re: Timing Chain Tensioner worn out....

" so maybe it still is the clutch basket?"

if pulling the clutch lever changes the sound, then it's the basket.
JakeT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2006, 10:30 PM   #6
 
Join Date: 06-11-2005
Location: Vashon,Wa,98070
Posts: 93
Reputation Power: 10
cornerblade is on a distinguished road
Re: Timing Chain Tensioner worn out....?

Well I would think so, but noisy when cold quiet when hot....makes no sense. I am gonna pull the cover and inspect the basket and change the clutch discs anyways so I will see the basket then, but I am gonna fiddle with the tensioner for the chain as well. I have about a million things to do on this bike that all take the same amount of dissasembly so I will save it and do it all at once then I guess....But has anyone else had a tensioner fail? This rattle sounds like the chain but I dont know...
cornerblade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2006, 10:21 PM   #7
 
Custom900's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-31-2006
Location: Linconton, GA - Where I can ride year 'round
Age: 39
Posts: 2,930
Images: 13
Reputation Power: 13
Custom900 has a spectacular aura about Custom900 has a spectacular aura about Custom900 has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via AIM to Custom900
Re: Timing Chain Tensioner worn out....

CBR ZONE
__________________
Freedom of Speech
Custom900 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org > Honda Motorcycle Models > Honda FireBlade


Search tags for this page
04 cbr 1000 cam chain replacement
,
2000 cbr 929 rr timing chain slack adjuster
,

2006 cbr 1000rr timing chain tensioner

,

2006 cbr1000rr cam timing

,
2006 honda cbr1000rr bad cam chain
,

2007 cbr1000rr chain adjustment

,
cbr1000rr 07 chain chatter
,
honda cbr1000rr 2004 timing chain replacement
,
how to set timing chain on 05 cbr
,
my ktm hydraulic cam chain tensioner is stuck closed
,
symptoms of dirt bike worn cam chain tensioner
,

worn timing chain tensioner

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cam Chain Tensioner Fixems MarkCNP Honda FireBlade 11 06-01-2012 2:25 AM
cam chain tensioner biglos Honda FireBlade 18 09-25-2010 12:02 PM
Worn oil pump drive chain? Kookie Honda FireBlade 7 11-02-2008 7:12 PM
Timing and Timing chain questions Blur929RR Honda FireBlade 14 04-25-2006 11:13 PM
f3 timing chain tensioner???? tflyboy77 Honda CBR 600 1 06-07-2004 3:10 AM



1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109