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hi all started hearing a noise on my 97 900rr today thought it was a timing chain rattle been looking for a chance to do my ape tensioner anyway just wanted to know if the way I done it was ok I removed the stock cct cleaned the surface put the ape in hand tightened it until I felt the guide loosened it a 1\4 turn started bike and tightened it until the rattle stopped then went another 1\8 turn and locked it down is this ok? Thnx everyone
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Is that what APE says to do?
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Re: ape tensioner

Lol he typed exact directions from package it sounds like.
Should be okay. From description of how you did it should be fine.

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Watched a video where a guy went 1/2 turn after the rattling stopped, but I would follow APE's instructions.
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Re: ape tensioner

I bought mine from fleabay the instructions. Wanted me to remove the valve cover to install I will check it per the instructions when I do my valve adjustment in the next few weeks just wanted to make sure the way I done it for now is ok
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Don't see why need remove valve cover?
Your only putting small amount pressure on chain when tightening it. 1/4 to half turn after noise stops should be just fine.

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Re: ape tensioner

ok guess its not the chain its a noise I only hear when in gear up around 4k and let off throttle it is like a rattling around the chain clutch area anybody have any ideas
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ok guess its not the chain its a noise I only hear when in gear up around 4k and let off throttle it is like a rattling around the chain clutch area anybody have any ideas
That's the cam chain. Adjust the tensioner until you don't hear the rattle any more, then back it off 1/4 turn and lock it in place. That's all you need to do.

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Re: ape tensioner

will it hurt to ride it like this I am out on it today might ride 100-125 miles today do I need to turn around
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Re: ape tensioner

ok I decided to go home and tighten it I went 1/3 turns at a time riding each time noise got. Quieter but never went away I felt the guide go tight against the chain and said that's too far I mean like tight against chain and backed it off a half turn and locked it down still hearing rattle but not as loud what to do now
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Re: ape tensioner

Maybe the chain in worn. Whats the mileage of the bike? Sometimes people hear slight rattles from clutch basket area

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Re: ape tensioner

28132 miles on the bike I know my clutch makes a knocking noise under 4k

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