preventive change of primary chain

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preventive change of primary chain

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Post by Mengels » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:28 pm

Hi all,
I searched the forum but could not find if there's is a milage where one should change / renew the primary chain of a 45ci flathead...
After how many miles should I change the primary chain...?
Thanks...

Maarten



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Re: preventive change of primary chain

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Post by RUBONE » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:30 pm

Whenever it makes you feel better. :mrgreen: There is no set time as it all depends on load, lubrication, etc.

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Re: preventive change of primary chain

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Post by kitabel » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:39 am

Tests:
1. is it red/pink orange anywhere = bad
2. if you ball it up and let it drop freely, does it completely expand with no kinks? no = bad
3. lay it flat, push it in and pull it out - how much movement, any but minimal = bad
4. lay it on edge, and pick up one end. How high will it go? any but minimal = bad
5. any bent plates, loose roller sideplay, damaged rivets = bad

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Re: preventive change of primary chain

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:50 am

Question answered with aplomb. Luv it...... :wink:
kitabel wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:39 am
Tests:
1. is it red/pink orange anywhere = bad
2. if you ball it up and let it drop freely, does it completely expand with no kinks? no = bad
3. lay it flat, push it in and pull it out - how much movement, any but minimal = bad
4. lay it on edge, and pick up one end. How high will it go? any but minimal = bad
5. any bent plates, loose roller sideplay, damaged rivets = bad

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Re: preventive change of primary chain

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Post by liberator » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:58 pm

Same as secondairy/ drive chain Maarten; if you can lift the chain halfway the clutchdrum off its teeth...it's worn

In dutch; bij een gewoon gespannen ketting mag je deze niet van de koppelingsdrum af mogen trekken aan de achterkant zeg maar, dus terwijl de rest in de tanden aangrijpt.
Bij een duplex duurt dat vele vele duizenden kilometers.
Goed smeren, liefst druppelaar iets openzetten zoals bedoeld en ontworpen is.

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Re: preventive change of primary chain

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Post by Mengels » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:08 pm

Thanks for the info...!

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