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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 4th, 2011, 9:25 pm Thread Starter
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Cam chain tensioner questipn

What kind of socket is needed to pull that tensioner off? I've searched but either can't find it over just flat overlooked it. Torx? Size?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 4th, 2011, 10:14 pm
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It's an "Outside Torx" socket. Not sure of the exact size.

Some folks have just used a "standard" 12-point socket that is close to size and won't slip. There's not a whole lot of torque on those two bolts . . .

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2011, 4:38 am
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Suggest you go ahead and get a decent torx kit. This bike is 99% torx.
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