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Old 02-01-2013, 05:35 AM   #9
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Location: The Badlands (of NJ)
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Originally Posted by Poolside View Post
... Here's one way to remove the oil. ....
This is quite useful info, thanks! This thread caught my eye, as I am just now ordering the tensioner for my 1150RT; how timely!
Great reference, appreciated.

By the way, for any lurkers here: this is Jim's write-up on tensioner replacement:
(I still have in my archives a snapshot of his original pictorial thread from 8 years ago, when Poolside was a young'un, with only 1,725 posts to his credit... )

And, to add to installation hints: apparently, a lot of swearing eases tensioner compression. Check out between markers 6:45 and 8:30 of this video. I like that "encouragement" method - I use it a lot myself!
Robert in Northern NJ __ '09 R12GS, '03 R1150RT, '01 F650GS

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