OEM Cam Chain

5 replies to this topic
  • cpetz24

Posted February 19, 2016 - 12:05 PM


Is there any reason I shouldn't replace the cam chain on my 2011 YZ450 with the OEM cam chain.  Only reason I'm asking is because the OEM chain is only $22, and the aftermarket chains range from $40-$70.  Typically with OEM you don't get such a deal.  I would assume that it is the same or better quality than aftermarket. 

  • stevethe

Posted February 19, 2016 - 12:18 PM


OEM is OEM I try to use most all OEM stuff unless something has nearly proven itself better. Which is rare.

  • highmarker

Posted February 19, 2016 - 12:31 PM


+1 unless their is a known quality or history issue.  My Thai built Kawi had a crappy oem chain.

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  • damnbiker94

Posted February 19, 2016 - 12:32 PM


I've always used oem cam chains with no issue. Spend the extra money on something else.

  • grayracer513

Posted February 19, 2016 - 01:04 PM


At least one of the $60 cam chains is the exact same chain that Yamaha sells.   There is no reason not to use the OEM chain.

  • cpetz24

Posted February 22, 2016 - 05:23 AM


Thanks for the info.  Just wanted to make sure there weren't any quality issues with the OEM chain.  

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