5-18 ENGINE TOP END
Camshaft, Camshaft Chain
Cylinder Head Cover (see Cylinder Head Cover Re-
Ignition Coil Cover (For Front Cylinder)(see Ignition Coil
Removal in the Electrical System chapter)
Tensioner Cap Bolt [A], Washer [B] and Spring
Do not turn over the crankshaft while the tensioner
cap bolt is removed, The tensioner body is loose
from the cylinder while the cap bolt is removed.
Turning the crankshaft could damage the tensioner
body and/or cylinder, and also the valves because
upsetting the camshaft chain timing.
Release the stopper [A] and push the push rod [B] into
the tensioner body [C].
[E] Camshaft Chain Guide
Temporary, install the tensioner cap bolt [A] only to pre-
vent the tensioner body from falling into the crankcase.
Camshaft Cap Bolts [A]
Camshaft Cap [B]
Disengage the camshaft chain [C] from the camshaft
sprocket [D], and remove the camshaft.
Stuff a clean cloth into the chain tunnel to keep any parts
from dropping into the crankcase.
The crankshaft may be turned while the camshaft is
removed. Always pull the chain taut while turning
the crankshaft. This avoids kinking the chain on the
lower (crankshaft) sprocket. A kinked chain could
damage both the chain and the sprocket.
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