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Old 09-09-2005, 03:37 PM
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semi auto tensioners

i have a sketch of th ese,i auto tensioners i made for my firestorm.very cheap and easy.using the standard honda ones i made a special bolt that holds the posiion and doesnt put any strain on the infamous spring..ive had these in my bike for 6000mile snow without a murmur!!feel free to email me and ill send you the sketch by return!!cheers

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Old 09-09-2005, 04:04 PM
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Re: semi auto tensioners

thanks janne...i couldnt post it..just to add..when you screw th ebolt in and do up the lock nut you will need some silicone seal on the threads to ward off oil leaks from the rear one.!!
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Old 09-11-2005, 01:08 PM
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Re: semi auto tensioners

you've removed the stock tensioner spring ?
Don't understand very well the drawing .... could you please do a drawing of the stock one and the modded one ?

is the grinding the only mod ?
do you add something to the stock one ? washers/bolt/....
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Old 09-11-2005, 01:27 PM
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Re: semi auto tensioners

the only thing you need is to make that bolt to th eright dimensions...other than that th ecct is stock..including the spring....i leave the spring alone so it takes the guess work out of setting the tension!!it really is so easy..about 5mins grinding for each bolt and youre done!hope this helps!
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:35 PM
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stock tensioner's inner workings

After playing with the stock tensioner out of the bike I tested first with a common bolt will not lock thr tensioner screw in place.
The modified bolt should work to lock the tensioner screw in place, but it looks like it might br tricky getting the modified bolt engaged in the screw slot and still have enough adjustment of chain tension.
Having 10mm of blade ground into the bolt should help to give enough adjustment while the blade is engaged.
While the screw turns with the blade engaged, the bolts blade is moving either in or out of the slot. Hopefully 10mm of blade will gave enough range.
Looks like Tony's idea would work, just make sure you have engagement of the blade.

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Old 09-11-2005, 06:42 PM
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Re: semi auto tensioners

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Old 09-11-2005, 11:23 PM
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nice clear pictures here.....but...if you get a fully retracted new cct and then take out the bolt they come with,and,keep the cct retracted ,you can then just screw in your modified bolt until it engages with the slot,then ,as you turn the bolt say,clockwise,the cct will retract,do up the lock nut and it will hold it all tight while you install your new tensioners...i used new ones with the latest part number just to be safe,apparently these have up rated spring material,so there you go!!i did make a small video to show how they work with the modified bolt,if someone could tell me how to post it on here ill do just that,if not i can email it!...one more thing here,i did post on th evaradero site,but ,since varadero's have only single valve springs,theres less stress on the cct mechanism,hence,no breakages reports!

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Re: semi auto tensioners

Tony's semi-cct video here ;-)
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