Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ridin' by the Bay in beautiful CA
I don't know what happened with your bike, BP, but it certainly didn't happen as a result as a result of following this procedure, did it? As I've explained, by loosening the bolts as prescribed, it's not possible to overtighten the cam chain. But by loosening the bolts past the recommended amount, or removing the tensioner completely, and in either circumstance allowing the spring to extend the pawl before the tensioner is bolted down, overtightening and the results you describe would not only be possible but likely.
To me, there is no argument that's going to outweigh all those engines, and all those miles. Talk is cool, but it can't take the place of what I've seen for years and am seeing now with my current bike.