Cam chain specifications

4 replies to this topic
  • dmwaterdog

Posted June 12, 2007 - 03:54 PM


Has anyone come across specs for cam chain wear limits, such as pin to pin length for a given amount of links? The manual says to check for wear/damage - real useful.

  • Big Tim

Posted June 12, 2007 - 04:32 PM


I always pull on the chain as it rolls over the gear to see if it pulls off of the cam gear. Mine never really pulls off of the gear. I assume someday it will. I also assume that the engine will let go before it gets to that point.

PS I have been told this by many old timer Motorcycle techs.

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  • David37

Posted June 12, 2007 - 08:34 PM


Stock cam chains are fairly cheap, less that $20. If you think your cam chain is worn, IMO I would just replace it, cheap insurance. If you're looking for wear patterns, I would look at the cam chain sprockets for excessive wear patterns.

  • dmwaterdog

Posted June 13, 2007 - 07:17 AM


Who carries cam chains for $20 (or less)?

  • David37

Posted June 13, 2007 - 07:05 PM


Check out the TT store or North County Yamaha (NCY).


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