Couple of dumb questions
1-how do I shift gears while the engine is on the bench? I want check to make sure I assembled the transmission correctly.
2- The cam chain tensioner is not lining up correctly
Thank you for your reply. in theory that should work. my problem is, the when I lift the swing arm up, there is no real slack in the chain so the hydraulic Cylinder keeps popping off. Ill try to send over a video. I probably did something wrong when assembling the cam, so Ill have to go back and double check. Everything seems right before I installed the cam, so Im assuming thats my problem. Maybe if you are around this weekend we can chat.
take a look at the exploded view of the top end at cmsnl.com - if you're not aware of them and others with parts fiches on the internet, it's very handy to look up part numbers or the basic of assembly. here's the cam chain tensioner arrangement (by the way - while the tensioner might look hydraulic, it's really only spring-loaded - but it isn't designed to tension with the spring pressure all the time, only when advancing during adjustment, then you lock it in position as Steve described above)
The oil would drain back out of that hydraulic tensioner, when parked for a while, and the cam chain would be noisy. Loosen the bleed bolt(#15 in the diagram)for a bit to bleed the air out and things would be quiet again. There was a service bulletin about replacing the bleed bolt with another one, having a tiny hole drilled in it to keep the air bled out of the tensioner.
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