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Sorry CCT question again
Hello all im new here but not to bikes, im here calling upon the skills of some of you motorcycle gurus / mechanics, for some help replacing if needed but do initial checks on my Cam Chain Tensioner
I just bought a 1997 RRV 900 Fireblade for work, and im pretty sure the cam chain tensioner has gone/ is stuck, there is a rattle under load from 3000rpm (might be there near the lower end but cant hear as much and only just bought it so was a slow ride home) its defo right hand side of the bike Clutch side and a bit of a rattle, under load havent noticed it under roll off.
I have seen plenty vidoes online on how to retract the plunger and remove the CCT to replace it, but is there a risk that the chain jumps off the cams? (this is while engine off of course) or drops off the bottom of the crank? do i need the crank in a TDC posistion or anything like that? or is it safe enough just to retract and remove and the re install?
I wanted to first wind the plunger back, remove it, oil it and refit, to see if that resolves the issue, or fit a manual one from someone like APE and see how we go,
I have seen a few posts but nothiong about what state the engine needs to be in before removing the CCT,