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HELP Cam Chain Tensioner Removal

Good morning Blade lovers,
I started to do some maintenance on my baby, and I am stuck. I cannot figure out how to unbolt the Cam Chain Tensioner. I moved up the wiring harness out of the way and the coolant hose, but, I still cannot insert a 8mm socket, or open end wrench, or a gear wrench. How am I supposed to unbolt it?
thank you in advance
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Re: HELP Cam Chain Tensioner Removal

There's a few past helpful threads floating around out there (found via the search function - here's a couple that might help?) :

https://www.fireblades.org/forums/hon...er-fixems.html

https://www.fireblades.org/forums/hon...on-issues.html

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Re: HELP Cam Chain Tensioner Removal

to actually remove the cct on my 954 i had to remove the left fairing. lift the tank, remove the airbox, pop the throttle bodies off, but not fully remove, n push them to the left side of the bike to get a small open ended wrench on the upper bolt to loosen it. on mine i couldnt get a socket on the bolt because it was too close to the frame to put one on it.

the bottom bolt i put my arm thru the hole between the frame and the engine just above the transmission with the fairing off.

both were a tight squeeze.

i had put a manual ape cct on but after realizing i was gonna hafta do this procedure every time i wanted to adjust or even just make sure the locking bolt hadnt backed off, i removed it and put the automatic unit back on. it was a pita for sure.

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Re: HELP Cam Chain Tensioner Removal

8mm small ratcheting wrench. Kobalt to be exact...

You have to loosen the harness (ziptie thing), then bend it some.

I think I had the tank lifted but left the fairing on, as Kevin stated, reach above the clutch cover. My other hand (left) I believe was over the frame and under the tank. It's a lot of fiddling and maneuvering until it is perfect.

Made my own CCT holder out of a feeler gauge too if the new one did not come installed, I think it did...?
Just a dremel and thick feeler gauge.


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Re: HELP Cam Chain Tensioner Removal

thank for all help, 5 min after posting this I had it out. what I had to use to unbolt the top 8mm bolt by the frame was a thin 8mm open end wrench, it came out easy. to install fallowed procedure and used same thin open end wrench. did not have to remove tank or TB's
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Re: HELP Cam Chain Tensioner Removal

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8mm small ratcheting wrench. Kobalt to be exact...

You have to loosen the harness (ziptie thing), then bend it some.

I think I had the tank lifted but left the fairing on, as Kevin stated, reach above the clutch cover. My other hand (left) I believe was over the frame and under the tank. It's a lot of fiddling and maneuvering until it is perfect.

Made my own CCT holder out of a feeler gauge too if the new one did not come installed, I think it did...?
Just a dremel and thick feeler gauge.

thank for tip, now the CCT come with their own holder it looks like yours but smaller. 1st use a small flat head screwdriver to twist CCT to right to loosen it, thne insert the key to hold in place
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