I bought this a not running bike and trying to go through it as thoroughly as feasible to resell it come spring. I did the plugs and rebuilt carbs, synced them...runs like a top. My question is it has like a slight chirping sound a little bit more noise than I would like that seems like clutch or trans. I know I am going to do the valves but on these engines at 28k miles should I i do the cam chain and tensioner pads? perhaps throw new manual cam chain tensioner on it? not sure what is the most likely to wear out first or a since I was in there replace this and this sort of thing? The bike sat outside and the chain was incredibly dirty so once I cleaned and lubed that I checked its alignment and it was obviously off.Obviously I need to have the meat and taters right before digging deeper on this noises. After loosening everything and trying to straighten things out I found that it looks as if the front and rear sprocket are on different planes and will never be perfect alignment. I also noticed that there is little to no gap between the chain and rear tire. I would be surprised if a bic pen would fit inbetween. whereas my baby, my zx7r has a solid finger and then some inbetween. IMO this kind of seems there should be a bit more clearance. The chain on it says 530MO EX , is this stock or aftermarket? I havent counted sprocket teeth and since this one had a dynojet jet kit in it I wouldnt be surprised if they regeared it...I looked in my 7r manual as I was curious if there was any engine alignment procedure but nothing that seemed fitting. Since I havent regeared anything before is there anything I should be looking for or can the front be shimmed? thanks again for any input from experienced wrenchers!!! I was able to get a pic of the clearance and no a normal pen with not slide inbetween. The pics I took with my crappy phone could not pick up the misaligned sprockets.
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