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    Default Sorry for the stupid question... what is this? Can't find in my manual.

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    thanks buddy
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    Timing chain tensioner.
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    That is the automatic Cam-Chain Tensioner. Do not touch it when the bike is running. If you suspect it's not doing it's job, there is a good rebuild tutorial on BikeCliff's website, along with a lot of other good stuff you need: Owner's manual, Factory Service Manual, wiring diagrams, tons of how-to's, for whatever Suzuki GS you have. Speaking of...... It's a good idea to create a signature (go to settings at the top right of this page, above the search box) that has your bike info in it. Then we'll never have to ask, and you'll never forget to tell.

    Welcome to the site. Nessism's Top 10 Newbie mistakes thread is also a great place to start your journey into the Suzuki GS world. Top 10 and BikeCliff's website are both linked in my signature.

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    Thanks! Really appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich82GS750TZ View Post
    That is the automatic Cam-Chain Tensioner. Do not touch it when the bike is running. If you suspect it's not doing it's job, there is a good rebuild tutorial on BikeCliff's website, along with a lot of other good stuff you need: Owner's manual, Factory Service Manual, wiring diagrams, tons of how-to's, for whatever Suzuki GS you have. Speaking of...... It's a good idea to create a signature (go to settings at the top right of this page, above the search box) that has your bike info in it. Then we'll never have to ask, and you'll never forget to tell.

    Welcome to the site. Nessism's Top 10 Newbie mistakes thread is also a great place to start your journey into the Suzuki GS world. Top 10 and BikeCliff's website are both linked in my signature.

    Since you already have an Imgur account, there's just a few more steps to posting pics in the forum. I have written instructions, also linked in my signature.

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    I don't know how much of a functional difference there might be, but your tensioner is installed upside-down.

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    Steve,

    your job calls for attention to detail...I mean, serious attention to detail.

    So, what you’re saying is...the spring side should be pointed to the right side of the bike?

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    Must admit, that was my first reaction as well but I checked a parts fiche that seems to show that the 450s are citogs ( southpaw, is that the expression?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSXR7ED View Post
    ...the spring side should be pointed to the right side of the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan W View Post
    Must admit, that was my first reaction as well but I checked a parts fiche that seems to show that the 450s are citogs ( southpaw, is that the expression?)
    It has been a long time since I worked on a 450. I looked in the two 450 manuals on BassCliff's site, but they cover the 250, 300, 400, 425 and 450. Both of the manuals had a picture with the spring on the right. One of them had a caption "Cam chain and tensioner - all models."

    Then I looked at a parts fiche and saw the spring on the left.

    The pictures of the tensioner in the Haynes and Clymer manuals are a bit dark, but I think I see three bolts holding the tensioner. That pretty much prevents turning it over. I did a bit more digging, found that the 400 and 425 have three-bolt tensioners with the spring on the right, but the 450 has a two-bolt tensioner with the spring on the left.

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