Second write up for the day...
Well, as some of you are aware the Cam Chain Tensioner (CCT) on these bikes seems to like going on holiday after a while... I had to replace mine so I thought I might write this.
So first up, the new CCT:
The 'Special Tool' that is used to hold the CCT in the retracted position so that you can install it, my new CCT came with this:
The first thing you are going to need to do is take your right hand fairing off.
Remove the toolbox and move the piece of rubber behind it to reveal the CCT
Now take the timing cover off, so that you can see the timing marks - rotate the engine clockwise to align the 'T' mark with the index mark on the housing.
Loosen of the 8mm bolt on the end of the CCT, but don't remove it just yet.
Remove the two allen key bolts from the CCT, When you do so undo them the same amount at a time to try and keep the CCT from twisting in its housing. Once you have undone it remove it from the engine
And take the old gasket out
You can see here the difference between the old and new gaskets, they are metallic and the new one is clearly embossed but the old one has been squashed flat, it's definitely worth getting the new one for the extra $5 it will cost you.
Now you are ready to bolt the new CCT in place, once you have tightened it down good and proper (7 ft-lb for those who can get a torque wrench in there) you can now take the CCT retaining tool out of the back, it will snap into position.
Take the bolt and washer from the back of the old CCT and install it into the end of your new one.
Put the bike back together and your done!