Hayabusa Cam chain question




laszlo

Registered
Have a 2002 Hayabusa, had from new. Noisy engine, mechanic says I need new Cam chain and tensioner. Do Cam chains normally need replacing? Been quoted price £450 parts, plus £300 labour. Does this sound right?
Thanks for any feedback.
Laszlo
 

stretchabusa

Registered
Hi Laszlo and :welcome:

I have never heard of cam chains being an issue on Busa's, I know the early ones had a cam chain adjuster recall, my 1999 model had the work done, but I don't know if that affected the 2002 models.

Where are you from in the UK we have a Busa specialist here near Preston Lancs whose charging rate is excellent by comparison.

Best regards Stretch
 

Lucid

Registered
Your cam chain is probably fine. The tensioner goes bad on just about every Busa and is loud when it starts to go, and most guys replace it with an adjustable one. (APE, Brock's, etc.) If that doesn't do it, maybe adjusting your clutch and syncing your throttle bodies and she should be smooth as new.
 

johnr

Registered
Hi Laszlo and :welcome:

I have never heard of cam chains being an issue on Busa's, I know the early ones had a cam chain adjuster recall, my 1999 model had the work done, but I don't know if that affected the 2002 models.

Where are you from in the UK we have a Busa specialist here near Preston Lancs whose charging rate is excellent by comparison.

Best regards Stretch

Could you let me know the name of the specialist in Preston? I've had enough of so called dealers.

Cheers John R
 



Latest Bikes

Forum statistics

Threads
173,033
Messages
3,096,825
Members
47,751
Latest member
Quartzite
Top