Author Topic: How do I align timing dots with broken cam chain?  (Read 4165 times)

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Offline CoyoteFord

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Re: How do I align timing dots with broken cam chain?
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2018, 01:34:01 PM »
Old thread I know but Iím at this point in my build. BAS, are you saying to not do what is shown in the illustration near the top of the thread?

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Re: How do I align timing dots with broken cam chain?
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2018, 10:05:17 PM »
Yep- old thread!

The only reason to position the camchain ends at top middle is pure convenience- so its easy to work with the link?

If you ensure that the chain is fully engaged around the teeth of the bottom sprocket- sometimes it can sit on the tops?  Then always, always- its a case of making sure the tensioner is slackened right off so it can be clamped fully compressed....
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Re: How do I align timing dots with broken cam chain?
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2018, 02:37:55 AM »
#2 in the last post by BAS has me scratching my head. I think he is saying to put the chain on the right side (inside) of the cam.  This makes no sense?

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Re: How do I align timing dots with broken cam chain?
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2018, 10:23:40 AM »
No, he is saying to thread the chain past the idler here- it's the counterpart of the tensioner idler on the other side....

1975 Honda CB200T (2) - 1975 Yamaha XS500B (2) - 1976 Yamaha XS500C
1977 Yamaha RD400D - 1977 Yamaha XS500D - 1978 Honda CB550K - 1980 Honda CB400N
1980 Honda CB900FA - 2000 Kawasaki ZX6-RG2 - 2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000K2