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SoyMilk: The OEM CCT is a spring loaded unit that just keeps pushing on the tensioner at a specific rate to keep the chain tight. They do go out and the CBR seems to have lots of problems with CCT. If it's really making noise, I suggest you change it. Whether you use the OEM unit or an APE is up to you but the APE needs to be periodically adjusted as per the manual. Lots of newbies or non-mechanically minded riders don't do this thinking it's a lifetime unit. It says it's a MANUAL CCT, so that means it must be manually adjusted. The Honda OEM one is an automatic CCT but, as noted, seems to be fairly weak in the long run. Don't know of any automatic CCT's on the after market. Any info on that anyone? Stock OEM automatic CCT's cost around $65-70, the APE can be had for about $51-59.
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