Why this made me apprehensive to do I'll never know. I have spun wrenches for 55 years.
I'm beginning to think I would rather not deal with things anymore that I'm not familiar with.
We'll I dove into removing the CCT to do a rewind of the spring.
Didn't start out well. The gasket tore in half. Half on the motor, the other half on the CCT.
Didn't have a new gasket. Repaired it with high temp silicone. Time will tell.
Followed Corndogs method.
Tensioner out 3 turns.
After having it in my hand I had to take it apart to see how it worked.
It was clean and not worn. Moved freely.
Reassembly tried my patience.
The tool would have been a lot easier.
Hope you can follow this.
If you have had one apart you should get it.
I pre-wound the spring 3 turns without the follower rod (it's threaded on one end) in the housing. You have to hold the assembly, minus the follower rod together in the housing.
Then I put the follower rod on top of the threaded piece and wound it until the tensioner rod was retracted all the way.
4 turns making 7 turns total.
I think this adds 3 turns.
Corndog you're input would be appreciated on the turns.
Put it in the bike with the tensioner retracted and started it. Cold start. Noisy as hell. Shut it off immediately.
Turned the tensioner by hand both ways with a screw driver.
The last turn to add tension, CCW I believe.
Re-started it and it was quiet.
So I don't get it.
Was the tensioner stuck?