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MANUAL CAM CHAIN TENSIONERS



APE Classic style tensioners - $59.95 ea.


APE Pro Series tensioner kits - $89.95 ea.
(Pro Series tensioners have "-PRO" in part number)

FZ-09 Pro Series cam chain tensioner kit shown above.

APE manual cam chain tensioners are designed to replace the automatic and hydraulic tensioners on high performance engines. The automatic adjusters can back out when the throttle is closed suddenly at high rpm. This allows the cams to go momentarely out of time, and can result in bent valves and/or serious engine damage. Hydraulic tensioners have a tendency to put too much tension on the chain guide under high rpm/high oil pressure conditions, resulting in premature wear.

Both problems can be eliminated with the installation of the APE manual tensioner. No mater what the engine does, the cam chain tension will remain constant. An APE manual cam chain tensioner is a must for any kind of performance riding.

APE manual tensioners are CNC machined from billet alloy to exact tolerances for perfect fit.

IMPORTANT: WHEN REPLACING ANY HYDRAULIC OEM TENSIONER WITH A MANUAL TENSIONER, IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE OIL PASSAGE THAT SUPPLIED THE OEM TENSIONER IS BLOCKED OFF. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN A LOW OIL PRESSURE SITUATION.


For instructions to install an APE manual cam chain tensioner, click here.


Model / Years APE part # Gasket info
R6 (THRU 2005) YT1000 Use gasket #EC109 - $2.95
R6 (2006-2013) YTR6 Use gasket #EC019 - $4.53
R6 (2006-2013) PRO SERIES YTR6-PRO Gasket included
FZR600 YT1000 Use gasket #EC109 - $2.95
YZF600R (ALL) YT450-PRO Gasket included
New - FZ-07 (72015) PRO SERIES YTFZ09-PRO Gasket included
New - FZ-09 (2014-2016) PRO SERIES YTFZ09-PRO Gasket included
New - FJ-09 (2015) PRO SERIES YTFZ09-PRO Gasket included
FZR750 YT1000 Use gasket #EC109 - $2.95
YZF750 YT1000 Use gasket #EC109 - $2.95
FZR1000 YT1000 Use gasket #EC109 - $2.95
YZF1000 YT1000 Use gasket #EC109 - $2.95
R1 (THRU 2003) YT1000 Use gasket #EC109 - $2.95
R1 (2004-2006) YTR1 Use OEM o-ring
R1 (2007-2008) Use YTR1-PRO (see below) .
R1 (2009-2016) YTR1-09 Use gasket #EC145 - $2.89
R1 (2004-2008) PRO SERIES * YTR1-PRO Gasket included
R1 (2009-2014) PRO SERIES YTR1-09-PRO Gasket included
FZ1 (2007-2012) YTR1 Use OEM o-ring
FJ1100/1200 YT1000 Use gasket #EC109 - $2.95
Super Tenere (2012 - 2015) YTR1-09-PRO Gasket included
FJ1300 YT1300 Use gasket #EC157 - $1.98

* A note about YTR1-PRO

The 2004-2006 OEM R1 tensioner uses a gasket, the 2007-2008 OEM R1 tensioner uses an o-ring. Other than this they are identical. This Pro Tensioner eliminates the o-ring and includes a gasket thereby fitting the entire '04-'08 range.