Re: 1999 750 cam chain tensioner... Looks different
Thanks Wurzel, ive been digging around today and you have confirmed what ive been told. Ive just ground down the two bolts that hold it in place so no turning back now.
I followed the advice on one of these threads about zip tie ing the chain to the top sprockets to stop it jumping out of time but as I removed the chain cover to do this it felt like the chain moved a little. im not sure but if im correct I can check this by aligning the arrow marked 1 on the exhaust sprocket level with the top of the head casting this should leave arrow two at 12oclock. I then count 15 pins to the inlet sprocket that should have arrow marked 3.
I have rotated the engine on the crank and checked the clearances while the rocker cover was off all clearances were within tolerance (amazing really) and there were no clashings of piston and valve. does this suggest the timing is ok
Its really hard to check the marks on the side of the cam sprockets as the frame is in the way. I can use a mirror but it feels a little vague.
Anyhow thanks for your response im really grateful. Ive been fretting about this and at least I now know I have the correct part.