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Adjustable cam chain tensioner didn't fix rattling sound
When I got my 03 cbr600rr it had a rattling sound at idle coming from the right-hand side of the engine. I already knew this was probably the cam chain tensioner so as soon as I got it I ordered a manual adjustable cam chain tensioner. It's an APE clone, exactly the same design. I just fitted it tonight but it doesn't fix the sound. Regardless of how tight or loose I set it, the rattling is still there on idle. Is there something else that could be causing the sound? Or is it normal?
I also need some help with how tight to set the tensioner. Since the rattling sound still seems to remain, I don't know how tight to set it and I'm afraid I'll break something if it's too tight or too loose. I was playing around with it and at some stage I must have set it way too tight because the bike wouldn't start, it just kept turning over.. Then I made it a bit more loose and it started but I heard a really concerning noise when it was running. Could I have eff'd something up? I didn't let it run for more than a few seconds at that point.
Anyway how can I know how tight it needs to be in order not to ruin the camchain? Any advice would be appreciated.