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October 6th, 2014, 01:35 AM   #1
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Timing chain

My timing chain on my FE 501 did just break....
And now I'm wondering where I can get a new one and if its smart to use the old one? It was only a link that did break if I get a new link it will be as good as new? And how should i fit the new one?
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October 6th, 2014, 02:14 AM   #2
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would be a good idea to get a new one, I use the parts suppliers in my signature

I would also be checking piston and valves for damage after the chain has broken, checking the cam follower bearings and valve springs would also be a good idea

edit; re how to.... the workshop manuals are located here http://husaberg.org/service-manuals/

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October 6th, 2014, 02:18 AM   #3
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I had good compression so I hope I don't need to take the head of?
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October 6th, 2014, 03:40 AM   #4
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Head off! i did the mistake to just change the cam chain when it was broken on my 501.
One valve broke few hours later.
Had to repair the engine for 16500:- SKR!


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October 6th, 2014, 04:58 AM   #5
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Every good friend from Slovakia and near area would give you following advice: buy an used chain link (new one would rattle), put the old chain on and get rid of the bike, dont forget to say the new owner that the engine is after complete rebuild worth at least 1000€, that everything is new inside the engine and that you are stealing your own family selling the bike so cheap. I love my country, it is so beautiful, but the people are ... still dont know the right word. And yes, put the head down, the halves apart, you must see what else is wrong, be prepared to get upset. It is allways better to know what is the reality. And another good advice: listen to people who know what they are talking about. You are most probably new here and to fourstrokes in general (asking such question), so first one of them for you to know is bushmechanic.
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October 6th, 2014, 05:19 AM   #6
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Hi skjetvingen,
Please check your engine thoroughly!!!
It may look that the engine has a good compression, but it's very good possible that the valves are bend and rammed into the cylinderhead that hard and so it seemes that the compression is O.K IT'S NOT!!!!
Be wise and follow the advise given here above !!!
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p.s.Be aware!! The wizard from down under could cast a spell on you
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Taffy has timing chains too and allegedly ships to Norway ( hehe). Anyway, don't be penny-wise and pound foolish. Check the motor thoroughly and replace the chain. It's relatively cheap compared to the damage a chain break can do. Indeed, listen to Bushie!
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I have a 501 -02 engine for sale if you are interested?

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October 6th, 2014, 10:10 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Skjetvingen View Post
My timing chain on my FE 501 did just break....
And now I'm wondering where I can get a new one and if its smart to use the old one? It was only a link that did break if I get a new link it will be as good as new? And how should i fit the new one?
you could leave the head on and leave the ports full of white spirit.

but as Edelwiess might put it - I'm not worth listening too.
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October 6th, 2014, 10:25 AM   #10
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taffy, what is wrong with you? dont take it personally, u are allways like that. I just suppose that if someone failed to change cam chain in time, there can be more mess down under, checking valves may not be enough. thats it, no more, no less.
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