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post #1 of 38 Old 07-27-2009, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Balancer chain adjustment

I know it's here but I guess it's late and I can't find it.

Can anyone give me the torque setting for the balancer chain adjuster? I think it's in inch pounds. I put Eagle Mikes doo and torsion spring in a while ago and it's time to adjust again just can't remember.

Also the bolt is loosened 1/2 inch right?

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I know it's here but I guess it's late and I can't find it.

Can anyone give me the torque setting for the balancer chain adjuster? I think it's in inch pounds. I put Eagle Mikes doo and torsion spring in a while ago and it's time to adjust again just can't remember.

Also the bolt is loosened 1/2 inch right?

thanks for the help
- 69 INCH pounds.

- 1/2 TURN.

- Do the adjustment when the engine is warm.

Do you still have the installation instructions? The instrutions also have EagleMike's contact information.

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Thanks. No I think I left them on the kitchen counter to long and it got thrown out.

Anywy thanks for the info. I checked on EM's site but didn't seen any instructions. I remembered the 69inlbs for the case bolts but didn't remember the bolt for the adjuster torque setting.

Just to be sure we are on the same page the adjuster bolt is 69 inlbs right?

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Thanks. No I think I left them on the kitchen counter to long and it got thrown out.

Anywy thanks for the info. I checked on EM's site but didn't seen any instructions. I remembered the 69inlbs for the case bolts but didn't remember the bolt for the adjuster torque setting.

Just to be sure we are on the same page the adjuster bolt is 69 inlbs right?

thanks for the help
Just checked Eagle Mfg & Eng and Left Coast KLRs webpages and did not find the instructions to adjust the balancer lever. Not saying they are not there just that I could not find them.

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Thanks for the help guys. Thanks for the link. Got it.

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Rather than start a new thread I'll just add to this one

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- 69 INCH pounds.

- 1/2 TURN.

- Do the adjustment when the engine is warm.

Do you still have the installation instructions? The instrutions also have EagleMike's contact information.

After reading my owners manual I adjusted the balancer as per it's instructions. But instead of 1/2 turn of loosening That book says a few turns. I of course did a few turns - not 1/2 turn.

What I get is the same as I used to get before I did the Doo.. The bike seems to run rougher and has louder engine noise. It seems harsh sounding especially under load.

I did the Doo a few thousand miles ago and it made such a difference. The bike seemed tighter sounding and quieter. This is the first time I adjusted it since doing the doo. Now it sounds like it used to before doing the doo! (maybe I should note that the Doo was not broken nor was the spring when I did it)

Did I screw up?

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Don't know if you screwed up or not. If it were my bike, I'd be pulling the left engine cover off and having a looky-see. After market springs have been reported to break, too. Looking for yourself will confirm why you are hearing what you are hearing. Just the outer cover off should reveal any issues. Not sure what happened when you backed the bolt out that far....it's only in there a few turns. Without actually looking, everything will be speculation.

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Don't know if you screwed up or not. If it were my bike, I'd be pulling the left engine cover off and having a looky-see. After market springs have been reported to break, too. Looking for yourself will confirm why you are hearing what you are hearing. Just the outer cover off should reveal any issues. Not sure what happened when you backed the bolt out that far....it's only in there a few turns. Without actually looking, everything will be speculation.
Thanks V, you are right that there is no way to know for sure. It's worth noting that it was fine when I did the doo.

Where did the half turn method come from? That is not what is says in my owners book.

Perhaps I'll have a look see at the Etna Tech Daze..

I think I'm going to adjust it again but only do a half turn out.

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Where did the half turn method come from? That is not what is says in my owners book.

Perhaps I'll have a look see at the Etna Tech Daze..

I think I'm going to adjust it again but only do a half turn out.

When I got back from my trip I noticed the timing chain sizzle sound, warmed it up, loosened the bolt a nonspecific number of turns (1 Im guessing) and tightened it back down to a nonspecified torque (just snugged it).

sounded instantly better..hope that helps

btw-I noticed you have an 89 Rover, I love those, Ive had 3 RR classics, if you ever need any info I might be able to point you in the right direction..

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