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post #1 of 8 Old 10-06-2012, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Cam Chain Paranoia? Or......?

Hey guys I need some input ASAP, the GixMix has been making this wicked clicking tapping sound(listen to video"wrecked" thread) so I decided to adjust the cam chain(manual adjuster) and it was awesome! The noise is completely gone! :-) but now I can hear what I think is the cam chain wizzzing when I rev it alittle, like a zzzzzzz sound, is this normal for these? Or did I tighten to much? I put a socket on the tightener bolt but just tighten with my hand(no ratchet) as far as I could, I hope I didn't damage anything, please let me know if I should back it off some

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Whip, do you have the FSM for the Gix? I'm sure the proper procedure will be in there, I would think the procedure varies.

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I have a Haynes manual, I thumbed through it I a hurry today, I'll have to go back and look again, either way I think I'll back it off a couple turns, but the rest of the motor sure sounds good, no knocks other than the Suzuki rocks in a popcan

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Ok first things first, Haynes manuals are basically useless other than some very basic info and the kickass colored wiring diagrams in the back, a fair price too $35

Anyway the GixMix has a manual cam chain tensioner(aftermarket)so there was zero info on that in the book, so I just loosened the lock nut and backed it off then tightened with my fingers until I could feel that it was putting some tension on the chain and tightened the lock nut again, this seems to have worked, the clacking noise is still gone and I no longer hear the cam chain wizzzing around, just sayin...

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^^^ yeah I just looked over at Honda599.com, since the auto cam chain tensioner on the 599 is a known fail point that is replaced with a manual one.

People pretty much said you have to tune it in, just to the point where your noise disappears. Most said they didn't have to touch it for years after that, but the Gixxer may be different of course.

a link to a how to on the 600RR, step 5 is where it's discussed.

http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=135386

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^^^ yeah I just looked over at Honda599.com, since the auto cam chain tensioner on the 599 is a known fail point that is replaced with a manual one.

People pretty much said you have to tune it in, just to the point where your noise disappears. Most said they didn't have to touch it for years after that, but the Gixxer may be different of course.

a link to a how to on the 600RR, step 5 is where it's discussed.

http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=135386
Yes I'm sure the gix won't be as care free but it sure is nice now that its quiet and it doesn't vibrate as much either, it's almost pleasent to just cruise around on

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The way I remember it is:

turn in by hand until the motor starts to whine, then back it off until it stops whining.

Rattles mean it's to loose, whining means it's to tight.

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The way I remember it is:

turn in by hand until the motor starts to whine, then back it off until it stops whining.

Rattles mean it's to loose, whining means it's to tight.
Thanks, I just did it by trial and error, I like to do things the hard way I guess

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