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Reply #30 - 05/18/19 at 20:20:35
 
Hey Verslagen, I dont have enough posts to PM you, but I need one of your tensioners. I measured mine a few days ago and it is at 18.7mm. Let me know what information you need from me.

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Reply #31 - 05/18/19 at 23:08:04
 
Bender wrote on 05/18/19 at 20:20:35:
Hey Verslagen, I dont have enough posts to PM you, but I need one of your tensioners. I measured mine a few days ago and it is at 18.7mm. Let me know what information you need from me.

Thanks, Chris

Activate your email button so I can email you.

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Reply #32 - 05/19/19 at 16:36:08
 
@verslagen, okay email button is turned on now, thanks.
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Reply #33 - 05/19/19 at 17:38:13
 
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Reply #34 - 06/01/19 at 14:59:15
 
So I got the versy adjuster and replaced it this morning, thanks Verslagen. The pesky circlip gave me a really hard time, it took me about 30 minutes to pry it out with some flat heads, anyone have a trick to prying it off?

Also, I am confused on which hole to use in the adjuster. My old plunger was sticking out almost 19 mm, and on the new versy adjuster, I used the hole furthest from the plunger. Once I bolted it up I pulled the zip tie out and the plunger did not move at all. The chain felt tight by hand, but I don't have a good frame of reference for the tension. And now I am second guessing myself on the hole choice.

How do we know what hole to pick?
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Reply #35 - 06/01/19 at 16:42:56
 
If you were 19 out, then you had to use the 2nd hole.
It's probably loose and will tighten up once it gets going.

Yep, the c-clip is a b!tch.  and the harbor fright tool is a little too big.
I ground where it comes together so I can use it.

If you use a flat blade to push it half way out of the groove, then another can get a grip and twist it out.
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Reply #36 - 06/01/19 at 17:26:33
 
Which one is the 2nd hole? Closest to the plunger or farthest from the plunger?

Also, it sounds like you're saying it doesn't matter once you start riding because it will adjust itself into place.
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Reply #37 - 06/01/19 at 17:39:14
 
the 2nd hole is not the stock hole.
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Reply #38 - 06/01/19 at 21:59:41
 
Okay good to know, thanks.
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Reply #39 - 09/07/19 at 00:05:10
 
verslagen1 wrote on 06/01/19 at 16:42:56:
If you were 19 out, then you had to use the 2nd hole.
It's probably loose and will tighten up once it gets going.

Yep, the c-clip is a b!tch. and the harbor fright tool is a little too big.
I ground where it comes together so I can use it.

If you use a flat blade to push it half way out of the groove, then another can get a grip and twist it out.
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I'm just checking this thread for clues about the circlip and lo and behold. I have just discovered that they're all too large so I thought I'd file one to fit.

Interestingly It moved out to about 15mm fairly quickly, I'm just doing another oil change since the last check and it's still 15mm out. I probably should have put the new versy adjust in last oil change so I've been a bit nervous the whole time but it has not moved. Everything looks good though I thought it wears faster the longer it goes?!

Do you think at 15mm out I'd be able to use the original factory hole? (I'll be installing my new pinned versy adjuster)
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Reply #40 - 09/07/19 at 08:34:34
 
eau de sauvage wrote on 09/07/19 at 00:05:10:
Do you think at 15mm out I'd be able to use the original factory hole? (I'll be installing my new pinned versy adjuster)

Yes, I'd use the original hole.
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Reply #41 - 04/30/20 at 07:30:10
 
I'm confused when people are talking about first hole and second hole.  From which end is this referenced, left or right?  I have a 2011 with only 10,000 on it and am going to replace the tensioner with the one I bought from Verslavvy.  Should I use the hole on the left, or the one on the right?
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Re: Cam Chain Adjuster check
Reply #42 - 04/30/20 at 08:43:11
 
If you had only 1 hole, it would be the factory hole.
If you had an extended adjuster with 2 holes, the original hole would be on the left if you were seated on the right side of the bike with the clutch cover off and it would be aka the 1st hole.
The new hole would be on the right and would be known as the 2nd hole.

Which hole you use is wholly dependent upon the wear and tear on your bike.  I don't like forcing the plunger all the way in to fit the 2nd hole in if there is a substantial amount of travel left for the 1st hole.
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Reply #43 - 05/30/20 at 10:25:40
 
thanks for the directions to check my cam chain mine is at about 5/8 inch So where do I buy the new style adjuster?
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Reply #44 - 05/30/20 at 13:04:57
 
I don't know....
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