Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Newtonville, MA, USA
Was cam chain tensioner, Now cam chain sprockets??
We all know the story on the need for the jump guard and tensioner. But has anyone put a good amount of miles on the upgraded parts? How long do they last?
My bike was in the shop today for a 60,000 mile service today and I got this note from the shop
when the tech closed up your bike and started it, it seemed to be much louder than before. Part of it was not having the body panels on, but we looked into the noise further and found the cam chain tensioner at it’s most extended point, and the cam chain guide rails visually worn. The cam chain is also worn as are the cam sprockets. To replace all these parts is 450
My bike had the upgraded tensioner and jump guard installed at 38,000 miles. So the tensioner and guide rails wore out in 22,000 miles? Even if it did, those things are cheap. But the chain and sprockets aren't cheap. Are those things known to wear?