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lowkey
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PostSubject: Tool to hold cam chain tensioner?   Tool to hold cam chain tensioner? I_icon_minitimeTue 05 Aug 2014, 20:24


I am likely wasting my time since nobody has
confessed to checking their valve clearances
themselves, but on the outside chance that somebody
actually has and not mentioned it, is there a workaround
for the special tool supposedly needed to hold the cam
chain tensioner?

Thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Tool to hold cam chain tensioner?   Tool to hold cam chain tensioner? I_icon_minitimeTue 05 Aug 2014, 20:40

Um...there might be a "template" in the FSM that you can copy then transfer to a piece of thin metal to cut out. IIRC someone mentioned that they cut out that piece from an old license plate. HTH

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Tool to hold cam chain tensioner?   Tool to hold cam chain tensioner? I_icon_minitimeTue 05 Aug 2014, 21:10

Get yourself a piece of 1"metal pipe strap the king to hold a bundle of plywood for shipping and form it to specs to make a key. 8_6 in the service manual 15 mm wide reduce to 8.5 mm,3 mm deep , then 4.5 mm 19mm long  total lenght is 15 mm + 19mm .If you don't have any problems leave it alone, save yourself the trouble until any problems occurs .
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PostSubject: Re: Tool to hold cam chain tensioner?   Tool to hold cam chain tensioner? I_icon_minitimeTue 16 Oct 2018, 16:08

I'm reviving an old thread again! Timing Chain. Has anybody had a problem with the timing chain on their SW? There isn't much on the forum so I'm hoping that it is not an issue. My old Hondas in the 70's ( Honda K4, G5, and Dream) used to eat timing chains for breakfast and the tensioners used to break quite regularly. (What was that yellow Honda which was a sporty looking version of the G5?).

The top of this thread talks about checking the SW valve clearances. Why would we need a timing chain tool when checking valve clearances?

I wouldn't mind checking the valve clearances as part of my maintenance but where does the timing chain fit in?

Lots of questions...I'm just curious.
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PostSubject: Re: Tool to hold cam chain tensioner?   Tool to hold cam chain tensioner? I_icon_minitimeTue 16 Oct 2018, 17:16

90,000 plus miles with two new SilverWings, 2009 and 2013, and no engine troubles---never bothered to check value clearances----I think waste of time/effort. Ever think what you can screw up going in there? And most SilverWings do not get high miles....as they are not ridden that much.
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PostSubject: Re: Tool to hold cam chain tensioner?   Tool to hold cam chain tensioner? I_icon_minitimeThu 18 Oct 2018, 07:35

Just as I thought. I think I'll leave well alone. bounce
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