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Old 02-18-2013, 07:56 PM   #5628
jungle face
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Victor Harbor
Oddometer: 68
Cam chain, WTF

Hi guys,
Well I just popped the rocker cover off getting ready to install new cam. Could'nt believe the small size of the the cam chain.
The bike has a speedo reading of 5k but I would'nt be confident to say thats all its done.
The bend in chain on tensioner side looks like it has a lot of adjustment to go and wear on cam lobes & rockers appear to be hardly marked, so it maybe reasonably young.
I'm just not happy to see such a feeble looking chain, maybe I'm just old school, having seen plenty of yesterdays motors apart. I have Googled to find a heavier replacement but cant find anything yet other than it has 122 links. I would take the pitch to be of common size but thats yet to be tested. Tensioner runner & forward runner have enough width to take a wider chain.
Is there a better chain available?
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