Which brand of cam chain to get?

9 replies to this topic
  • Luigic81

Posted July 11, 2010 - 01:36 PM


gunna replace mine as preventive maintence on my newly acquired '06 450, just wondering which brands people have had the best luck with?

  • BBrown626

Posted July 11, 2010 - 05:21 PM



  • Luigic81

Posted July 11, 2010 - 06:04 PM


the reason I'm replacing it is becuase it seems like the OEM ones have a tendency to skip time after a while......
so I was hoping for something better than OEM

  • grayracer513

Posted July 11, 2010 - 06:09 PM


I've replaced mine at 1-2 years age always, but never had a problem with any of the OEM chains. :)

  • Luigic81

Posted July 11, 2010 - 06:22 PM


ok thanks

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  • Luigic81

Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:29 PM


ended up going with the wiseco, figure for the extra $20 bucks why not have some piece of mind and less frequent replacement intervals

  • grayracer513

Posted July 12, 2010 - 01:05 PM


Do you know who makes the Wiseco chain? Or the Yamaha chain? Are they different?

  • davidl9999

Posted July 12, 2010 - 01:13 PM


Gray makes a good point. Why spend the $20 if you don't really know what the difference is or if it even matters? I couldn't find anything from Wiseco that stated a longer maintenance interval or even why one should use their CC015 timing chain vs. stock. :)

  • grayracer513

Posted July 12, 2010 - 01:59 PM


ProX has a chain made by Borg-Warner Japan, which should be a good one, but it's $60.

Yamaha had "some" problems with chains over a two year period, but I believe they changed their vendor since then. The only thing I have ever actually seen that related to the chains was binding links, which, as I said, I have never experienced. Comparing mine to the '06's I know of who have had problems like that, the difference has been oil and maintenance.

  • Luigic81

Posted July 12, 2010 - 02:36 PM


Yea I just basically went off good reviews from some local guys, not sure who manufacturers them. I'm not worried about the $20, but if I have even a 1% better chance of it not failing then it's worth it

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