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Hello, I have a 1985 cbx 550 f with loud cam chain rattle, i believe this to be a fault on this model, can the cam chain tensioner be upgraded or replaced with one from another model? Regards Rob

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Sorry to tell you this but it might be the head. This model ran a no bearing head for the cams and they wear out. If it is the chain you got lucky, there are after market quality chains and tensioners out there

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    mark stutley Nov 20, 2013

    go to a good auto parts store ask for plastigauge and check oil clearences are ok on cam shaft

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