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Apr 6th 2020, 10:22 AM   #16
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2017 Z900
I think it's the track use that is hard on the chain. I've had a number of sport bikes as well, and only the two with sustained track day usage have had loosened cam chains develop over time. Definitely took a couple of years with the ZX-6R, and now with the 3rd year of ZX-10R ownership [maybe 50% track miles], and same issue.

Road bikes that don't get revved as hard - no issues at all.

I do try to match revs when shifting [even on track], and while that helps smoothness on corner entry, it may not have protected the engine as much. That said, despite having high mileage bikes in some cases, I've never grenaded a clutch.....praise beer!
Apr 6th 2020, 03:22 PM   #17
  Mar 2016
  Columbia River Gorge

  Ninja 1000
My 2011 Ninja 1000 had to have the cam chain tensioner replaced at about 20K miles. The teeth on the auto-adjust OEM CCT wore out. Motor sounded like crap.

I had CycleTune replace it as part of the 20K mile service. They used a manual CCT, no idea which brand.

It now sounds awesome and runs like a top.
Apr 6th 2020, 03:55 PM   #18
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  Jan 2016

I have friends with 5 Honda Blackbirds. The CCT always goes out at about 25K miles and they replace with the OEM hydraulic one each time due to the low cost.

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