Mcct install question


8 replies to this topic
  • J.Ackel

Posted October 05, 2012 - 02:32 PM

#1

If I remove the acct and match the mcct to be the same length... Will I avoid having to TDC the piston? Or might I have to go a little longer on the mcct to make sure enough tension is on the chain to avoid skipping a tooth...?

Ive read the install faq, but want to skip the the wholle tdc thing. Thx.

  • UrbanTerror

Posted October 05, 2012 - 02:56 PM

#2

Just curious, why do you want to avoid it?

You need a large socket and some allen wrenches.

  • Mr-Adventure

Posted October 05, 2012 - 03:07 PM

#3

If I remove the acct and match the mcct to be the same length... Will I avoid having to TDC the piston? Or might I have to go a little longer on the mcct to make sure enough tension is on the chain to avoid skipping a tooth...?

Ive read the install faq, but want to skip the the wholle tdc thing. Thx.

You need it at TDC to insure that both inlet and exhaust valves are closed and no weight on the cam chain.
But hey, if you want to skip that step, go for it. :p

  • William1

Posted October 05, 2012 - 03:50 PM

#4

There is a right way to install the MCCT and a few dozen wrong ways.
Take the tank off. Take the valve cover off. Take your spark plug out. Get the engine to TDC with the cam lobes at 2 and 10 O'Clock. Feel the tension on the cam chain between cams. DO NOT ROTATE THE ENGINE!!! Remove the ACCT. Install the MCCT (with the adjust all the way out (plunger in/bottomed)). Finger tighten the MCCT. Check the tension, it should be real close to how it was before you removed the ACCT. Tight the MCCT lock nut. Spark plug back in. Valve cover on. Tank on. Now you can rotate the engine. Fire up bike and check adjustment listening for the 'coffee can full of washers'. See the FAQ for greater detail.

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  • J.Ackel

Posted October 05, 2012 - 04:44 PM

#5

Bogus, that a few guys on youtube posted misinformation, I think one of the is fragmasterkarl too. Could be wrong though. Thanks TT gurus for settin me straight.

  • J.Ackel

Posted October 05, 2012 - 04:49 PM

#6

I assumed that buy tdc'ing it, all I was doing was eliminating the possibilty if having the chain becoming too loose on start up and jumpibg a tooth. But now I understand that this is not the case, cause by merely tightening down the mcct after install before starting and adjustment, wont ensure a proper install. I dont know why this is, but ill follow the good advice from those more knowledgable than me.

  • NEKOOHC

Posted October 05, 2012 - 05:11 PM

#7

Smart move on fitting the MCCT



  • Erik Marquez

Posted October 05, 2012 - 05:24 PM

#8

Or you could read and follow the write up in the FAQ.. It is a known basic way that covers the most needed questions

  • Phil Ken Sebben

Posted October 06, 2012 - 05:44 AM

#9

The last thing you wanna do is take a shortcut and have to find TDC, AND reset your cam chain. Just pop out the viewing window, give it a turn and you wont have to worry about anything! When i did my cam chain, after removing the ACCT, i heard it shift, so ended up resetting everything anyway, but if its at TDC, itll remain where it needs to be, no worries. FragMasterKarl is an expert and his videos are often like skimming the FAQs here, just read everything and do it the right way.





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