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Old 11-11-2019, 10:33 AM   #1
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Time to fess up...

So, I did something pretty stupid. I removed the cam chain tensioner to get to the carb #4 air mixture screw. When putting the tensioner back in, I did not first read how to do it. Of course the shaft was fully extended and I forced it back in with the mounting screws. It ran fine for a minute then started making rattling noises. Then, to make matters worse, I rode it a bit. Rattled worse. Went home wondering what was wrong. Upon removing the tensioner again, I noticed bits of ground up black plastic on the shaft. So, as you can imagine, I've ruined my cam chain guide apparently. It still runs, just rattley.

I would like to solicit any comments, criticisms, advice, whatever you would like to say.

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Old 11-11-2019, 10:38 AM   #2
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Oh shite! I have no suggestions. I hope the filter caught all the pieces.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:39 AM   #3
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Oh boy. I have nothing helpful to add, other than sympathy.

And, I guess, this bit of optimism: sounds like an excellent learning opportunity!
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:51 AM   #4
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I do not have a service manual. I assume the cam cover will have to come off to get in there.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:22 AM   #5
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I do not have a service manual. I assume the cam cover will have to come off to get in there.
Didn't I buy a service manual from you years back?

Anyway, sorry to hear about the mishap. Hopefully there aren't any hard metal bits damaged and you can semi-easily recover from this.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:43 AM   #6
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Didn't I buy a service manual from you years back?

Anyway, sorry to hear about the mishap. Hopefully there aren't any hard metal bits damaged and you can semi-easily recover from this.
Wasn't me.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:43 AM   #7
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That I remember anyway. I suppose it's possible, but it would have been after I sold the FZ1. I bought it back a year ago from the same guy I sold it to.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:50 PM   #8
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If your cam chain guide is chewed up, then yes, you will have to remove the valve cover to replace it. Which is good, in a way, because I would highly suggest that you check your cam timing anyway. Even though it ran, it is possible that the chain could have jumped a tooth on one of the cam sprockets.

Best of luck.

Oh, and this....
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:46 AM   #9
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Started digging into it. Got the top off and cams out. Drained the oil and found no ground up plastic in it which is a relief. Most of it seems to be clumped up in and around the cam chain channel.
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:12 AM   #10
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That’s good so far
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:13 AM   #11
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Did you check the valves before you pulled the cams?
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:52 AM   #12
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I take it you have a Gen I by your pic?
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Old 11-16-2019, 03:49 PM   #13
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Did you check the valves before you pulled the cams?
Well.....crap!
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Old 11-16-2019, 03:50 PM   #14
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I take it you have a Gen I by your pic?
Yes
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Old 11-16-2019, 05:23 PM   #15
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Yes
Then my Gen II manual for 2006-20011 will do you no good, but if anyone else is interested...not asking for anything but to cover postage.

Hope you get your bike sorted out.
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Old 11-17-2019, 06:05 PM   #16
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Thanks. I bought a Clymer manual already.
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