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July 24th, 2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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Dirt Tricks Cam chain tensioner instructions?

My cam chain tensioner has been clattering off and on.

A couple of months ago I ordered and received the Dirt Tricks cam chain tensioner.

Today I noticed the tensioner was again clattering and I was thinking about replacing it.

So I was looking at the instructions and noticed nothing special for the Husaberg.

But I seem to recall that there was mention made (online) of laying the bike on its side before attempting installation.

I can't find that either at the Dirt Tricks site or in the instructions that came with the tensioner.

Before I attempt to install it, I thought I would ask here.
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July 24th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #2
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Re: Dirt Tricks Cam chain tensioner instructions?

Hey Codemonkey,

I had the same issue with my tensioner so I replaced it with the dirt tricks unit and have hade no further problems.
If you tip the new tensioner up the way it sits in our bikes (not an issue with the pumpkins) it may extend with gravity, so the reason you need to lay the bike over is to stop the tensioner from extending on the ratchet before it touches the internal ("Tensioning rail" as described in manual) that it holds when the tensioner is in place.

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Re: Dirt Tricks Cam chain tensioner instructions?

Yup, I thought that was the case. I just needed to make sure I wasn't imagining having read that somewhere.

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Re: Dirt Tricks Cam chain tensioner instructions?

So, I laid the bike down and removed the old tensioner plug. From the instructions I expected there to be a spring on top of it, but there was none - there certainly is one inside it.

But the DT tensioner comes with a spring so no biggy.

The bike certainly needs to be on its side, even then if you aren't careful the DT tensioner will extend - it did on my first try. Second try worked - after I fiddled with the plug to get it collapsed.

Put it in, put in the spring per instructions and cinched everything up.

Fired up the bike and no more clatter.
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Re: Dirt Tricks Cam chain tensioner instructions?

Just did my CCT today. Pulled the OEM one out...and found NO O-RING. No o-ring at all. It did not come out with the cct, and was not left behind in the hole. Hmmmm....no wonder it was so noisey....very little oil pressure pushing down on the cct. I had a buddy go to a local automotive parts place and get a new o-ring for the Dirt Tricks unit. Popped it in and voila....no more klakitty klak.

Anyone else ever find no o-ring?

Cheers...

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Re: Dirt Tricks Cam chain tensioner instructions?

My O ring was there. DT cam tensioner works well so far.
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Re: Dirt Tricks Cam chain tensioner instructions?

Got a new DJH tensioner (to replace my Dirt Tricks that I never liked) and am really happy. Have used the DJH on my KTM's in the past and was waiting for Dave to finish the Husaberg model. It is cheaper, doesn't rely on oil pressure to operate (which is why the factory tensioners fail) and is much easier to install. Dave is really nice too, is an old racer I think.

Linky is here -->http://www.djhcyclesport.com/husaber...djh1200-b.html

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Re: Dirt Tricks Cam chain tensioner instructions?

Originally Posted by col_potter
Got a new DJH tensioner (to replace my Dirt Tricks that I never liked) and am really happy. Have used the DJH on my KTM's in the past and was waiting for Dave to finish the Husaberg model. It is cheaper, doesn't rely on oil pressure to operate (which is why the factory tensioners fail) and is much easier to install. Dave is really nice too, is an old racer I think.

Linky is here -->http://www.djhcyclesport.com/husaber...djh1200-b.html

I ordered one of these last week and I'm waiting for it to arrive. Looks like a quality piece of kit.
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Re: Dirt Tricks Cam chain tensioner instructions?

Installed one of these on my bike. Dave is prompt - it arrived in a couple of days. Very well made and nice looking unit too. Not much to go wrong with a simple bolt and locknut either.



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Re: Dirt Tricks Cam chain tensioner instructions?

Did the same to my bike. Went on super easy. The DJH unit is very simple and user friendly. FYI
my o-ring was there.
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