The Dirt Tricks timing chain tensioner gets rid of engine noises associated with a loose timing chain. This unit works well and uses a spring along with a ratcheting lock to keep tension on the timing chain.
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The install was very easy just follow the instructions everything you need to know is there, and make sure not to use it on a fresh rebuild right away, they say that the chain will be too tight for break in so it’s a fully fresh motor break it in before installing this tensioner all in all great product
Takes away a lot of the Valve/Cam Chain noise in the KTM’s, it’s a Must Have!!!
I had brand new OEM tensioner installed along with and total rebuild. Had a lot of cam chain noise, installed dirt tricks tensioner and the noise is gone
2008 KTM 505 SXF. I’ve been worried about a chattering/rattling noise coming from my bike at while idling for quite a while. It sounded like something had broken off and was banging around in my top end. My bike had about 100 hours on it so I thought I’d bring it in for a professional top end rebuild and mentioned the noise, but they found nothing out of the ordinary. After the new top end the chattering remained, until I put in the Dirt Tricks tensioner. It fixed the noise instantly, and the noise has not returned after 8 hours of riding time and my mind is now at ease. Very easy install too, took maybe 30mins taking my time.
After first piston change and valve adjustment on my14 KTM 350xcf I decided to add this product. I noticed a quieter/smoother runnning bike immediately. OEM parts require oil to be running at normal pressure prior to giving adjustment. You won't notice the knocking of the timing chain with OEM parts until you install this product (you will notice a quieter idol especially with cold engine temps). The spring mechanism allows immediate adjustment and consistent tension on the timing chain. Great product. Highly recommended even on 250 models (my friend did the same). Worth the price.
The Cam chain tensioner reduced the at idle clicking noise which is something that concerned me about my relatively new KTM. Stock, at idle the bike sounded off . . to many clinks . . obviously sounded slightly like metal on metal . . then at RPM the sound goes away.
While the Dirty Tricks cam chain tensioner did reduce the clinking noise at idle, ultimately by way of their design, their tenioner is only as good as the quality of the little spring provided as a part of the design.. If there was more information about the quality spring , I would have zero concern.
The product works, and I am happy. My assumption is that Dirty Tricks provided a super high quality spring and it will provide superior performance.
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Question asked by Shawn71e88
Question:Q: Will this fit a 70 xs1100 special?Question asked 4 days 10 hours ago
Question asked by Mike
Question:Q: Yor website says your tensionor will not fit the Husqvarna 701 Enduro (2018). However, it looks like it will to me. I just want to make sure before ording. Thanks.Question asked 2 months 12 days ago
Question answered by robertUser's contributor status: Top 10Question answered 2 months 12 days agoAnswer: A: Dirt Tricks does not list a fitment for a Husqvarna 701 Enduro, this will not fit your bike.
Question asked by Fbiphil
Question:Q: 2011 husaberg fe 390 do you have product for this model. Cam chain tensionerQuestion asked 3 months 27 days ago
Question answered by IsaacUser's contributor status: Top 10Question answered 3 months 27 days agoAnswer: A: No we do not offer the item for your model
Question asked by Tyler807
Question:Q: Will this work in a 2017.5 250sxf factory edition. Had a weird noise from motor after a really steep hill climb last time I rode. Kind of went away as i rode out. Bike was bought new has 40 hrs on motor. Have not checked valves yet but suspect tensionerQuestion asked Over 5 months ago
Question asked by Bretto
Question:Q: Dirt Tricks Cam Chain Tensioner to suit 2010 Husaberg FE450Question asked Over 4 years agoHi, When I type in the make and model of my bike for a Dirt Tricks Cam Chain Tensioner to suit a 2010 Husaberg FE450 it comes up saying there is none to suit my make and model but in the product description, it says that it does fit 2009-2010 Husaberg 390 / 450 / 570. Is this simply because you have none in stock or there is none made for this bike. Regards, Brette.B........
Question answered by MotoSportExpertUser's contributor status: Expert MotoSport StaffQuestion answered Over 4 years agoAnswer: A: Yes it would be the same tensioner for the KTM and Husaberg.
KTM Timing Chain Tensioner Fitment:
KTM: ’05-’10 SX-F/XCR 250 4-stroke models
’07-’11 SX-F/SXS-F 450
’08-’12 400/450/505/530 4-stroke models
Husaberg: ’09-’10 390/450/570 models
Will NOT fit the following:
KTM: ’12 SX-F 450 Factory Replica Edition
’13-’15 SX-F 250/450
’12-’15 EXC 500, XC-W 450/500
Question asked by Mxmatte
Question:Q: Does this fit the ktm 250sxf 2012?Question asked Over 5 years ago
Question answered by MotoSportExpertUser's contributor status: MotoSport Staff ExpertQuestion answered Over 5 years agoAnswer: A: No unfortunately it is not available for your 2012 KTM 250SXF.