1996 honda xr600r cam chain-hard to replace ?

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is it a real big job to replace the cam chain and tentioner on an
xr ? mine is making some strange noises and should be
replaced.
 
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Good question

Funny you ask ...Mine just started making noises as well. The last ride I went on I noticed it. Does your noise/noises get louder and more pronounced at idle? Mine seems to ...or maybe I can just hear it better.

I think it might have a manual CC tensioner and hopefully can be tightened if need be.

ANYONE KNOW?
 
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The XR600 has an automatic cam chain tensioner. So, when the chain starts making noise, its time for a new one.
 
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big busa , yes, i only notice it when there is no load on the engine ,
when it is idling , just putting around etc. it doesnt do it constantly ,
it just makes a ticking sound every so often .
 
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big bore , so what is probably worn out , the tentioner ,the cam chain or
both ?
 
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Most likely the cam chain. Also check the tensioner pin, and assembly. Pay attention to the guides and sprockets also. Odds are you'll get away with a cam chain. As for how hard, if you have reasonable mechanical aptitude, some decent tools and a Honda shop manual you should be ok.
 
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so where is the cam chain located ? is it inside the motor ? just kidding !!!! :confused:
thanks