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    CAM CHAIN or TENSIONER Exchange or adjustement / VFR 1200XD 2016
    on: Apr 19, 2020, 09.46 am
    Apr 19, 2020, 09.46 am
    Good mornig all,

    I already downloaded the full service manual on internet and I use it all the time for the maintenance of my CT 1200 XD

    I can't find any infos about CAM CHAINS maintenance ou CAM CHAIN TENSIONNERS exchange or maintenance schedule.

    I've found only how to setup the CAM CHAIN TENSIONER

    Do I have to understand that the chains are for the life of the motorbike ?

    Thanks for your help and take care

    Regards from France
    Bruno.


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    Re: CAM CHAIN or TENSIONER Exchange or adjustement / VFR 1200XD 2016
    Reply #1 on: Apr 19, 2020, 10.31 am
    Apr 19, 2020, 10.31 am
    For life depends on too much different factors but it's not a serviceable part.
    In the VFR VTEC the tensioner was a bit of a weak spot and had to be changed mostly somewhere between 40 and 80k km.
    In de 1200's they used another kind of tensioner (i think it's the same as in the Pan European) witch is much more durable and should be lasting between long and a lifetime.
    Every product knows it's monday morning monsters as we call is in The Netherlands witch means that it's more bad luck if you have a faulty cam chain tensioner in a CT or the bike has a lot of miles covered. And with that i mean a LOT.

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    Re: CAM CHAIN or TENSIONER Exchange or adjustement / VFR 1200XD 2016
    Reply #2 on: Apr 19, 2020, 11.49 am
    Apr 19, 2020, 11.49 am
    *Originally Posted by __Ray__ [+]
    For life depends on too much different factors but it's not a serviceable part.
    In the VFR VTEC the tensioner was a bit of a weak spot and had to be changed mostly somewhere between 40 and 80k km.
    In de 1200's they used another kind of tensioner (i think it's the same as in the Pan European) witch is much more durable and should be lasting between long and a lifetime.
    Every product knows it's monday morning monsters as we call is in The Netherlands witch means that it's more bad luck if you have a faulty cam chain tensioner in a CT or the bike has a lot of miles covered. And with that i mean a LOT.

    Thanks a lot Ray for your fast reply ... I fully agree ... and I think I have time because the mileage of my CT is only 28000 km ;-)

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    Re: CAM CHAIN or TENSIONER Exchange or adjustement / VFR 1200XD 2016
    Reply #3 on: Apr 19, 2020, 02.37 pm
    Apr 19, 2020, 02.37 pm
    Slow down.........Pan European  ( ST1300) had gear drive cams.....no cam chain, no cam chain tensioners.

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    Re: CAM CHAIN or TENSIONER Exchange or adjustement / VFR 1200XD 2016
    Reply #4 on: Apr 19, 2020, 03.46 pm
    Apr 19, 2020, 03.46 pm
    Just checked it.
    ST1300 does have a cam chain and therefore also a tensioner but it's a different one than the VFR1200's
    ST1300


    VFR1200

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    Re: CAM CHAIN or TENSIONER Exchange or adjustement / VFR 1200XD 2016
    Reply #5 on: Apr 19, 2020, 04.44 pm
    Apr 19, 2020, 04.44 pm
    Your correct.........my mistake.

    I was thinking of the balance shaft gear noise adjustment when I made the mistake.
    Last Edit: Apr 19, 2020, 04.50 pm by Showkey

     



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