Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
I looked for an answer and couldn't find one.
I found the engine number, the vin, production dates for both halves of the case but nothing regarding the transmission number.
my spare has an ink stamped date on the inside of the transmission unit. Nov 24 200x. I suppose that's my date; however, it smudged when I ran my finger over it and I would imagine is easily removable if the trans was cleaned with some cleaner prior to being sold.
The manual tensioner on our bike is fine is you are prepared to check it frequently, IMO. It is too easy to set it too tight and basically rip the plastic cam chain guide to shreds. personally, what I would do is to fit the upgraded chain and cam wheel (doesn't sound like this was done), the jump guard and the new or old hydraulic tensioner. From what I understand, the rattle and the new tensioner is mostly a "cosmetic" fix rather than a preventative fix.
Honestly, IMO, a couple degree off in intake cam timing is not going to make the bike stumble on part throttle.
'06 K1200R- in pieces
'73 Honda CB500F- slow but fun.
'77 Yamaha XS 750 triple- kinda
Last edited by JCW; Feb 19th, 2013 at 8:49 pm.