Good writeup! I will be doing this soon!
I didn't. I just did the bolt up with my fingers until I felt tension. Then started the bike, and listened for the rattle, and SLOWLY turned it in until the rattle was gone, then backed it of a little.Did you have to time the engine up or check timing after installation?
Strange. Could have sworn it said APE. Ooh well. Running fine, no leaks. Had to wait ages for shipping from US. Was same price as the APE.Yeah it doesn't look like an ape one.
Gasket and instruction not included with ape.
Still working good no leaks?
Yep, I got the one WITH the gasket. Guess it isn't an ape. Have quite a few thousand km since I put it on, no leaks e.t.c. build well.
Might give this a try, easy enough to access on the '03.FYI for anyone installing, the best way to tighten is to install a little tight, turn on and let engine idle while you loosen the tension. Once you get a rattle again as you loosen stop and tighten the bolt 1/4-1/2turn and set the stopnut. Easy and the oem way on some bikes. No need to rev the engine.
I've not changed mine since I initially installed it.How often do you re-adjust the manual CCT
I know you probably would say how often does the chain stretch?
But after you set it first time, do you just wait till it gets a bit rattle noise? My stock CCT is still good I presume because I cant hear the rattle
Thanks for the tip! I'm going to try out the 1/4 socket drive tool later today... my 2009 has been down for a few days because of a new paint job, and I've been looking at changing the CCT for a manual one during this time, but it's next to impossible to fit anything into that area to get that bolt off. I cut down an 8mm wrench and got that in there, but then promptly lost the wrench as it slipped off down into the engine somewhere... gotta get a little telescoping magnet to get it out of there.Hey guys if you don't want take off gas tank cover or gas tank use this tools I changed mine took me quite of while how to take it off without removing it's little painful but definitely worth it if you don't want take off everything. I have 2008 cbr600rr I removed side fearing and I had access for it.
1. Take off middle screw.
2. Get 8mm socket and 1/4 socket drive place it in the position.
3. Use metric or regular 1/4 wrench to un loose the bolt. If you have metric wrench it'll make job easirer if not I useed needle nose plier to get rest of the bolt out.(turn the socket drive using needle nose plier)
4. To put it back reverse the process.