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Moto-Mike

Length of bolt to cam chain tensioner?

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I have just completed top end job and everthing went together fine except the bolt that threads into the cam chain tensioner. It threads into the tensioner fine for about 3/4's of the way in after that it turns really hard and I am concerned that I may damage something if I turn it in any further. I double checked that the tensioner rod was released by turning the tensioner rod counter-clockwise. I was wondering if I was using the correct length of screw or maybe used the correct screw somewhere else? The length of screw I am using is .520". Does anyone know the correct length for the cam chain tensioner bolt? Thanks for any help!

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That length sounds right. Run the bolt in the hole without the tensioner in place. Does the other hole feel the same?

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Bolt length sounds correct to me.

Check 1) Check the thread of the bolt carefully...is it being deformed ?

Check 2)Stick the end of a screwdriver in the hole and measure the 'depth' till the adjuster. See if this is shorter than your bolt thread length. If so...there is your problem, use a shorter screw.

Good luck, and dont force it, it strips easily so I am told.

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