Re: Cam chain tensioner (CCT): common issues
in fact I plan to buy a friend's CBR 954, which clearly makes a knocking noise when starting cold. So it is very likely that cam chain tensioner is really "tired" and needs to be replaced.
I also read several posts in which manual CCT is considered as Graal...and I must admit I am a little sceptic:
-I couldn't find any argumented pros and cons, neither feedback (except it does not make noise any longer right after mounting...)
-At first, I would say that having a fixed setting (understand a fixed tension on the chain) is not the best way to manage wear over time...having an automatic CCT is supposed to be a countermeasure for it.
-Automatic CCT may weaken km after km, can't we do anything to fix it ?
So, if anyone has some experience with replacing an automatic one with a manual one (not "how to", it's pretty easy, but more: "experience after xxx KM"), I would be very pleased to discuss about it.