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Old 02-01-2011, 04:45 PM
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hi, ive just started my cbr 600 fs1 after the winter and its making a funny noise, (like a scraping noise) its done 29k, i spoke to my pal and he said it could be the cam chain tensioner, anyone help ? p.s. is this a big job. thanks. also i give it a run out and noticed the little gear thing that shows you what gear your in wasnt working, it was just spinning in circles.
Old 02-01-2011, 10:50 PM
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what year bike do you have? gear selector thing?

cam chain tensionsers are easy to change. two 8mm bolts and a gasket, 10 minutes tops.
but, cam chain tensioners usualy cause a rattle sound, not really scraping...
Old 02-02-2011, 08:51 AM
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its a 2001/51, it probably is a rattle, is there any link to pictures to do this. ive had a mind blank - the gear thing is the little l.e.d. display that tells you what gear your in. thanks.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:29 PM
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Replacing the tensioner will only solve half of the problem, if that is in fact what it is. The tensioner pushes on a slider, that rubs on the cam chain, if this gets worn too much, it will need replacement as well.
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