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hi. last week i changed my timing belts torqued the adjuster bolts [but maybe put
too much pressure on the adjusters themselves] a high pitched whine coming from the front covers sent me over the paranoid edge sooooo guess i will do the whole
thing una mas tiempo. [1 more time] how can you tell if the adjusters themselves
are any good? they spin with no resistance and there seems to be no rockage with
the bearings themselves.. hmmm any help on this?? also if indeed say i needed new rollers where would be an not so expensive place to buy.. [can't always wait for ebay]..

thx scot

p.s. the bike is a 1984 naked gullwing.
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The whine is overtightended belts as you suspect.
If the tensiners were smooth and free you are ok with that too.

What I like to do is have just about 1/4" of freeplay side to side on the long side.




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hi scott, the spring on the tensioners is supposed to be all the tension you need, the right side probaly needs snugged just a tad, like rudy says, about a 1/4 in play. you just want to take the slack out, if too tight you'll burn out the bearings good luck, Don
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i was trying for 1/8 too tight will re-set tommorrow..

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Better a little too loose than too tight.




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You really need to be careful with these. Spring tension and a very light finger push works for me.

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