Ok, here is an update to previous post #46 and #49.
The new CCT is installed. Here is the sound bite after installation, listen HERE
. I donít believe the noise is completely gone, but itís much quieter now.
If you all agree that some of the noise is still there, whatís next? New cam chain, guides, and sprockets?
As a side project I did some investigation:
I measured the old CCT and when itís fully extracted the plunger part is 1-1/8Ē long. It takes 4.5 turns to fully retract the plunger.
I should have measured the new one before installation, but itís too late now. Iíll go on the assumption that itís the same (1-1/8Ē long, and takes 4.5 turns).
After the new CCT was installed on the bike it took me 2 full turns to retract it. Which tells me itís extended 44% or roughly half way.
Does anyone know if there is enough space inside the engine for the plunger to fully extend or is this about as far as it will go? I tried to force it manually CCW, but no luck, it will turn ľ to Ĺ turn and then it will return to its original position. Itís returning to its original position thru a clockwise motion. I can see thru a hole in the frame that after forcing the screw CCW, the screw is rotating CW with the bike at idle? How can it do that?