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December 31st, 2005, 02:20 AM   #1
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advice on cam chain replacement

i am about to carry out my 1st cam chain replacement. i saw somewhere on this site that someone had trouble on this issue. i would like to tap into the wealth of knowledge on this site, is there anything i need to watch out for. i must get it right the 1st time . i have done cam chains before on some of the 40 bikes i have owned but this is the 1st husaberg i have owned .
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December 31st, 2005, 04:14 AM   #2
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Re: advice on cam chain replacement

straight forward,replace tensioner and tension blade with the new style and fit one of mr lineaweavers high tech cam chains
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December 31st, 2005, 04:57 AM   #3
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Hi Whosahberg ,

Fairly simple especialy where you have experience with others.
Rotate engine to TDC , remove Tensioner, cam cover and clutch cover .
I then mark gear positions with paint dots . May have to grind or break one link to get old chain out, I wrap a hand towel around engine leaving just access to the link I want to remove, this prevents anything entering engine. Check tensioner, guides,bearings,gaskets etc... replace as nesessary. Fish new timming chain around gears, I use a wire hook to do this. Install master link, clip type or press type I use the old style regina chain (which has the clip type link) and cut it to size. Reassemble , use good quality grey RTV silicone on cam cover . Adjust valves , re-assemble
body work and your ready to go.
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Re: advice on cam chain replacement

thanks for your help husabergler again, did you happen to notice the damaged regina chain that was shown by mr lineaweaver ?
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Re: advice on cam chain replacement

Actually, I haven't seen that picture I'm sure anything can
break though . I did however see the chain Dale is supplying
now when he first posted it, but I already had the Regina chain
in hand . Will probably use Lineaweaver chain in future as I am
also interested in his LX2 cam . For me the Regina chain was a
vast improvement over the IWS chains that were OEM in my
engine .
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Re: advice on cam chain replacement

one bad tale isn't enough to talk about bad chains. so cut it out. you'll be fine with the regina...

i ask you to count the links please and report here. we need to know how few links you need. that way you can feed one chain on to the other as you turn the engine over.

that's how i did it anyway.

i think i did the whole thing in an hour,

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Re: advice on cam chain replacement

taffy i am unsure of how many links the chain has at the moment . the bike is an 04 650e , and it is the oem chain . i pick up a new oem chain tomorrow it is the only chain i can get asap. i wll just have to replace it again soon , as i plan to order 1 of dales chains .
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Re: advice on cam chain replacement

well you heard what i said about the OEM chain. so i won't repeat it. your chain will come to long for the job. get a freind to turn the engine with a T-bar and socket at the ignition. it has to be a T-bar and not a ratchet understand.

take out the camchain tensioner and undo the split link. fit the new chain on the end using the split link and then slowly turn the engine until you can put the new all the way around.

i could save you a lot of hassle (or anyone else here if they could be arsed) by telling you how many links you need and you could get the 4" bench grinder going to shorten it.

why don't you turn the engine a few times and count the links and then cut the new one short enough afore you go!

feed the new one on (most definately a two-man job if it is to go without a hitch) and split link it all up sweet.

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Re: advice on cam chain replacement

thanks for your expertise taffy, i hear you in regards to the oem chain, which has been in use for 12 months. so i figure that it is ok to use a new one for the next 3 months. [ i want to ride it asap as i am on holidays, and have had enough of waiting for parts ] and its just started to rain and rain = traction .
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Re: advice on cam chain replacement

Early Regina chain was quite stout and far superior to the IWS.

Unfortunately Regina no longer manufactures their own O6B chain. Albeit similar in appearance the replacement "Regina" chain features split rollers and bushings.

2005 model Husaberg engines now use a solid roller / bushing DID chain.

I personally use a US manufactured O6B chain which I purchase in bulk.
Said chain is second to none.


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