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    David W
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    Hi, Can anyone tell me how to check/adjust the cam chains on my 2011 gv250 please?

    Thanks

    Wellsie

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    ♠️ MARCEL
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    Hey Wellsie,

    Only the 250cc , it uses a chain that is off a suzuki , it shouldn’t need replacing unless the bike has had a hard life or its around 50k old ish…

    However , the “tensioner” on the bike is automatic, that deals with the tension /& chain stretch as motor spins,  the tensioner is usually the “first item” to replace  as they do wear out more than a cam chain does.

    One way of checking the chain is to listen to it as it spins on the motor.
    another way is to remove the top valve cover

    • inspect cam sprockets for wear (the teeth eventually wear down)
    • touch the chain, if it feels saggy , it could be sign the tensioner is worn or the chain may need replacing

    the service manual only has this information about timing chains.

     

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      David W
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      Marcel.

      Thanks for the info. The bike has very low milage but has not been looked after too well so I may change the tensioners anyway.

      Regards

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