Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: San Diego
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Yeah, I thought that was wrong too...especially for a part that is supposed to be removed, reset, and refit on the regular. It came out of the engine no problem, then got stuck on the frame.
And yup, I pulled the CCT straight out with no problem, and the I'll be darned if the last 1 - 1.5 mm of the CCT body was too wide to angle it out without the flange hitting the frame. I tried it in every configuration possible, and no dice. It left a little ding in the frame and a matching one on the CCT flange edge. Originally I thought it was because it was extended, but nope, it was the stock CCT body. It's the same length as the manual one, just a few mm wider at the very end compared to the kit part. That pretty much prevents it from the easy remove/refit of the manual one.
So yeah, the Triumph one comes with the blade...guess it was lucky that I had to do some valve adjustments, so with the cam ladder off, it was really easy to get the old blade out. The new one is solid plastic, and a fair bit heftier, maybe it's a fail-safe in case of overtightening? (I didn't overtighten - I promise!) That way there's no metal to potentially cut through the cam chain?
Does this mean I win a forum prize for the weirdest CCT fit?