Removing stock cam chain tensioner in 2010 KTM 530 EXC

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Im looking for some help on removing my stock cam chain tensioner in my 2010 ktm 530 exc, my question is do I need to have cam on top dead centre before removing tensioner as I have read that there is a chance the chain can jump a tooth if not done properly

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Neil 11 months 0 Answers 275 views 0

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  1. No just take it out carefully

  2. But I would make shore all timing makes are right and lock bottom end up

  3. Rule of thumb. Always set timing to TDC compression stroke before touching anything in the engine.

  4. Take the cover off an set it tdc its pretty easy there are marks there to line it up

  5. You don't have to, but it's best practice to set it up to TDC. It's much better to check the timing hasn't moved before starting it, than having to rebuild it with bent valves and rooted too end after finding out you got it wrong.

  6. The 530 has a bolt that u remove and take off the copper washer and put back in it then locates with a notch in the crank, this will get it to top dead!

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