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timer
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Date Posted:10/19/2013 8:07 PMCopy HTML

79 Xr500
Wanted to be sure i was not missing anything.(see previous post)  I pulled the cam & removed the cam sprocket . Pulled the chain to the side & then to the other, inspecting the chain guides while doing so with a flash light. The non adjustable guide is damaged with most of the raill down one side broken off.  I have purchased  some guides from e-bay but wondering about the chain. The previous owner mentioned a new higher compression piston & from my scope in the spark plug hole  i believe it to be true. Do do not know about the chain. The chain has DID on the links with a # underneath  . I  believe it to be 04. 1st of all, is this the stock Honda chain? Is DID any good? Hate to spend good money if this is fine. Did a bit of research on e-bay & it would seem most chains available for this bike are around $90 but there is one on there now for $32 ?? its an ALPHA YBN. I expect the quality is not worth the effort. Id appreciate your comments
Thanks
Timer
timer #1
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Re:D.I.D. timing chain

Date Posted:11/02/2013 11:38 AMCopy HTML

Bought a new chain from my bike dealer for $90. Thanks anyway
Timer
woosh #2
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Re:D.I.D. timing chain

Date Posted:11/02/2013 7:48 PMCopy HTML

 Sorry I missed this post timer, I bought a new chain for my 76 340 it was a Japanese brand that started with a T. I was leary as I paid 25 bucks for it bought it works fine and hasn't stretched any yet. The company makes a lot of heavy duty chains so the price isn't always an indicator of quality but I know it is a lot now a days.
woosh #3
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Re:D.I.D. timing chain

Date Posted:11/02/2013 7:55 PMCopy HTML

 Also make sure the bottom sproket isnt garbage, I replaced both sprokets on my 340 build when I did the chain. If they are worn and you dont replace them your chain is going to wear faster. I was collecting parts to due the same to my xl500 but havnt gotten them all yet. I also have a Carrillo rod for it to but it needs a rebuild before I install it. Ya I have too many bikes and not enough time or money but who here dosnt :)
timer #4
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Re:D.I.D. timing chain

Date Posted:11/06/2013 9:59 AMCopy HTML

I will look
Thanks
Timer



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