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Camshaft Chain Tensioner; Camshaft Chain Tensioner Removal; Camshaft Chain Tensioner Installation - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Camshaft Chain Tensioner

Camshaft Chain Tensioner Removal

This is a non-return type cam chain tensioner. The
push rod does not return to its original position
once it moves out to take up cam chain slack. Ob-
serve all the rules listed below:
When removing the tensioner, do not take out the
mounting bolts only halfway.
mounting bolts from this position could damage
the tensioner and the camshaft chain. Once the
bolts are loosened, the tensioner must be removed
and reset as described in "Chain Tensioner Instal-
Do not turn over the crankshaft while the tensioner
is removed. This could upset the cam chain timing,
and damage the valves.
Loosen the cap bolt [A] before tensioner removal for later
disassembly convenience.
Unscrew the mounting bolts [B] and remove the camshaft
chain tensioner [C].

Camshaft Chain Tensioner Installation

Release the stopper [A] and push the rod [B] into the ten-
sioner body [C].
Tighten the mounting bolts.
Torque - Camshaft Chain Tensioner Mounting Bolts: 11
N·m (1.1 kgf·m, 95 in·lb)
Install the spring [A], washer [B], and tighten the cap bolt
Torque - Camshaft Chain Tensioner Cap Bolt: 4.9 N·m (0.5
kgf·m, 43 in·lb)
Retightening the


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  • Ricardo Paluan Apr 27, 2016 01:22:
    Adquiri recentemen​te uma moto vulcan 500 ano 1995. Tenho o 37 anos e iniciante no mundo motociclis​ta. Entretanto​, em razão só tempo e idade da moto, não tenho o manual do proprietá​rio, sendo este indispens