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Offline BuRP

Husky 701 Cam Chain Tensioner
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:57:52 pm »
My bike when warm on startup sometimes makes quite a racket due to the camchain rattling.
This goes away after a varying-length while, I guess up to 30 seconds, when the hydraulic tensioner starts to do its work.
Bike's a 2018 model, 1200km on odo, oil's renewed twice already, filters once.
Anyone has this also?
Is there a cure for it, other than buying the mechanical tensioner offered on the net?
 

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Re: Husky 701 Cam Chain Tensioner
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 08:22:45 am »
This is common on the 701. Mine does it as well, makes a noise, especially during startup when the engine is hot. After about 15 seconds it is quiet again. After the first service, the dealership put fully synthetic 10W60 oil in, which is supposed to help with this noise a bit. I did not hear a difference, noise is still there for a few seconds.
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Re: Husky 701 Cam Chain Tensioner
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 12:36:35 pm »
Hedley in cape town had some solution but never got round to it.
 

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Re: Husky 701 Cam Chain Tensioner
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 06:06:15 pm »
Hedley is a member here, or a business?
 

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Re: Husky 701 Cam Chain Tensioner
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 11:52:44 am »
Sent hedleyj a PM regarding this, can't find any post from him on this subject though.
 

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Re: Husky 701 Cam Chain Tensioner
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2018, 12:09:36 pm »
Sent hedleyj a PM regarding this, can't find any post from him on this subject though.

Try Heddles.  8)
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Re: Husky 701 Cam Chain Tensioner
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2018, 12:37:11 pm »
Thanks, done so, he's the correct dude it seems.
 

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Re: Husky 701 Cam Chain Tensioner
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2018, 12:40:31 pm »
Refer my post here: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=211243.0

I've asked Heddles, who must have seen many failed std units by now, why the OEM units fail.
If that can be improved on I rather fix that than putting a mechanical one in.
 

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Re: Husky 701 Cam Chain Tensioner
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 03:24:16 pm »
So this past weekend mine has started to make a noise ... 3500 km's on the clock.

Dropped it off with E2R for them to have a look.

My speedo also stopped working.