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Twin Cam / Re: Cyco Cam Tensioner shoe milage
« Last post by Brew61 on Today at 10:00:18 AM »
Yes those are Cyco' s. I put those in when I went to the 107. I am now going to a 110 so will put a new set in. They were the off white color when they went in but turned dark.


These are mine at about 24,000 Km. (15,000 miles)

I have my engine apart so I will be replacing them just because.


Those aren’t  Cyco!s!

I have 40K kms. on mine & will be analizing in the next week or two. I’m replacing my GREAT 95” & 5spd with a warmed up 110 & 6spd. Going to do a leak down & run out & record everything in case I want to sell it in the future. Too many sellers have no info on their engines & just expect you to take a “it’s a good engine”, on their word.
General / Re: Trans shift arm
« Last post by fbn ent on Today at 09:39:35 AM »
More clearance to put zip ties on when the ball joint fails.
General / Re: Trans shift arm
« Last post by Fisherking on Today at 09:37:19 AM »
less pedal movement/firmer shifts ?


My I am confused, but the arm being more vertical would have less travel and less force needed at the foot lever.


General / Re: Fork Mounted Wind Deflectors ???
« Last post by Ratfade on Today at 09:18:11 AM »
Personally, I wouldn't right without fork lowers as they do the best job of controlling the buffeting that comes up under the windshield. Can they make the rider feel more heat? Maybe a little.
There is one company that sells engine cooling stuff that says they also make the engine run hotter. I don't think so. This same company also says that running a freer flowing air filter and mufflers without doing anything else will make  the engine run cooler.
Twin Cam / MOVED: Trans shift arm
« Last post by Coyote on Today at 08:56:24 AM »
General / Re: Trans shift arm
« Last post by Hossamania on Today at 08:40:01 AM »
And besides, is this all you've got left to worry about on the bike? I don't think I would waste more than about eight seconds on that little quirk.
General / Re: Trans shift arm
« Last post by Hossamania on Today at 08:38:21 AM »
because it would hit the casting around the transmission pulley in upshift ?

I would definitely check for clearance. If you pull the inner primary, move the shaft, and it hits and won't shift, you are not going to be a happy man.
Twin Cam / Re: Cyco Cam Tensioner shoe milage
« Last post by Hossamania on Today at 08:36:03 AM »
I thought Kawasaki had a problem with one model and a cam tensioner, the solution was to install the "doohicky". That is the actual term everyone used for the piece.
We don't hear about problems with the Japanese bikes, but maybe because we don't spend a lot of time with them. I don't anyway. There must be some quirky things with those machines too.
General / Re: Handlebar bushings
« Last post by Hossamania on Today at 08:30:47 AM »
And put a towel or blanket on your tank and front fender so you don't scratch it.
See? Simple.
Twin Cam / Re: Cyco Cam Tensioner shoe milage
« Last post by PoorUB on Today at 08:29:54 AM »
I don't know anyone that uses an idler sprocket as a chain tensioner. Actually the plastic tensioners work very well is engineered properly. Spring loaded tensioners with no sort of damping are not the norm. Most use a spring and some sort of ratchet or friction device to keep the tensioner from just bouncing around except for HD with the early TC. My R1 uses a very light spring the turned a screw type plunger that can not retract. Plus the plastic tensioner is probably 12 inches long. Very little spring tension so it takes up slack when it can, probably when the engine is off.

The TC tensioner with just the spring was obviously a bad design. Too much spring tension, no damping and the shoe was too small. Destined for failure it is strange with all the engines out there that HD didn't copy a known, working set up. You don't hear of Japanese built machines having tensioner problems, just copy theirs!
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