I did not see the CCT check/Replacement on the list of already done. I guess the older ones internal spring can fail which can cause a lot of problems including a grenaded engine just by hitting the start button. CCT stands for Cam Chain Tensoner and is on the upper right side of engine. Your looking for a green or blue dot, that means it has already been swapped out and your good to go. No dot=No Good!!!! Plenty of info on this forum that got me through the process.
I too just purchased a 2003 w/42,000 miles and from what I have read that is truly the only potential catastrophic weakness on these machines. Please do it, like now!!!
New to me 2003 FJR1300
2003 Ninja 500
Last edited by nunia720; 08-30-2020 at 08:02 PM.