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PostAuthor: Arjay » Thu May 02, 2019 6:09 pm

Hello all. Recently purchased a low milage set of timing chains, sprokets etc for good price on the bay.

First thing I notice is no master link. Then I research video and see guy changing chains with motor on bike. Never thought it could be done. I see he has link splitter and peened the masterlink he bought to make it stay.

Heres vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igSTridqJ5E&app=desktop

Anyway I was wondering about this and also how does he know if the plastic chain guides are ok?

I plan to do a whole rebuild, oil rings, timing chain and guides, whole gasket kit, carb kit including slider diaphragms. Maybe reseat valves, work on exhaust

Everything wks just needs tlc.

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Re: timing chain consideration

PostAuthor: Arjay » Fri May 03, 2019 6:20 am

i guess the rubber guides last. I wonder if there is any better newer plastics for this?

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Re: timing chain consideration

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Fri May 03, 2019 4:17 pm

If everything works, why are you planning a rebuild? Poor compression? Using oil? Smoking blue smoke? Bad Bearings? etc and so on.. Why, if everything works!@
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Re: timing chain consideration

PostAuthor: Arjay » Sat May 04, 2019 7:43 am

well, has now 65k+ miles. But like you say everything works I guess I can hold off. I just like the idea of making it like new.

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Re: timing chain consideration

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sun May 05, 2019 3:46 am

Arjay wrote:I just like the idea of making it like new.


I hear ya there. I've always bucked the "If it aint broke" scenario. Parts do get old and worn..specially on 30+ year old vehicles. Not fun when something gives out on road trips. Besides...probly the easiest way to have "just-in-case" parts. :bg:
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