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Old 12-14-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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chain tensioner parts upgrade

It seems to access and remove the left chain tensioner plug to replace the spring and piston on the 1150 GS it is necessary to disconnect the front suspesion A arm and move it up and out of the way. How is this best accomplished and supported?
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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Nope. Not required. Take it loose, and pull it sideways, You are not reusing the spring, so if you bend it who cares.

take out the plunger with a bent paperclip.

Easy peasy

Rod
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:03 PM   #3
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Did mine yesterday - great write-up in the Hall of Wisdom here (go right to the bottom of the page and look for the link),

You want the one on the swap, not the parts. LOTS of pics.
Best advice (or at least as I found on my 96 1100GS):
- don't need to remove the injector from the throttle body - just undo the wiring & fuel line
- oil up the new cylinder - the old one was easy to unscrew as long as it was kept centered while you used another finger to "flick" it around. The new one needs oil on the threads to get the same level of spin against the spring tension.

Unscrew is in towards the gearbox. Tighten is out towards you. A 15mm socket and 90deg (non-ratchet) socket handle fitted OK to get a good tighten on the new one.

Good luck.. definitely worth it, no more clatter!
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:05 PM   #4
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Nope. Not required. Take it loose, and pull it sideways, You are not reusing the spring, so if you bend it who cares.

take out the plunger with a bent paperclip.

Easy peasy

Rod
Thanks for the tips and after looking at the Hall Of Wisdom post it was a no brainer. Incredible on quieting and smoothing the engine out!
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