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BklynMatt
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PostPosted: August 9, 2009, 6:01 pm    Post subject: Timing chain masterlink

I just pulled the Head from an 81 x & dremmelled of the connecting link , as things turned out I lost it, Does anyone know where I can get a maste link. Or does anyone know the specs of the chain? It had "DID/219ft" stamped on both sides of the link, I will need to know the pitch , width & probably the height, or just a replacement #.
Thanks in advance
att Donoher
Ps, I guess I'll need a ring compressor (2), I haven't check Mikes as yet, but if not I would like to get a pair (of ring compressors that is)
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PostPosted: August 9, 2009, 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Timing chain masterlink

Mike's has the master links.
You can just fit the pistons up into the jugs while working the rings in with your fingers. The bottom of the cylinders are beveled to make it easy.
Put the pistons into the jugs first with the pin clip installed on the inside.
Roll the engine up on the nose and block it up.
Slide the jugs onto the studs, until the pin holes line up with the rods, slide the pins into the piston, install the outer pin clips, slide the jugs all the way on.
Roll the engine back to verticle finish the assembly.
It's easier with the engine rolled up on end, you don't have to try to support the weight of the jugs while installing the pins.

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PostPosted: August 10, 2009, 7:32 am    Post subject: Re: Timing chain masterlink

thanks for your reply, I appreciate it. Yeah I guess I was a little anxious, I posted before I looked, It's hard to believe that all these parts are so available fo such an old machine, Glad I bought this one.
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PostPosted: August 10, 2009, 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: Timing chain masterlink

Didn't drop that link in the crank, did you?
It's amazing what you can find attached to the magnets on the drain plugs. Ha!

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PostPosted: August 10, 2009, 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: Timing chain masterlink

NO i HAD IT IN MY POCKET iT PROBABLY HOOKED ONTO SOMETHING i PULLED OUT.
tHE ONLY LINKS mIKE HAS ARE SWAGE TYPE NO CLIP ONS, hAVE YOU EVER APPLIED ONE OF THIS TYPE? cAN i JUST SET IT WITH A HAMMER & ANVIL ARRAINGEMENT?
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PostPosted: August 10, 2009, 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Timing chain masterlink

Damned caps lock! Razz

Yeah, you don't really need the tool, just need to be peened!
There's a good thread here somewhere with a good how to & pics.........Anyone???

Of course it would have been easier to leave the chain intact!

650rider.com/index.php...chain+link

To late though now I guess! Sad

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PostPosted: August 10, 2009, 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Timing chain masterlink

WAS THAT AN OPTION? THE HAYNES MANUAL INSTRUCTED TO BREAK IT,
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PostPosted: August 10, 2009, 3:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Timing chain masterlink

Stop yelling, Ha!
You don't need to break the chain unless you're going to replace it. You can pull the cam bearings off one side and then work the cam out from under the chain. I tie a string to the chain just so's if it falls down into the crank I don't have to do much fishing..

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PostPosted: August 11, 2009, 7:38 am    Post subject: Re: Timing chain masterlink

I'm sorry, I wasn't yelling, I work with the cap lock on,(engineering related field, everything gets enterred in caps,
Thanks for all your help, I wish I could find that thread about setting the rivet, I tried "search" but it didn't work.
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PostPosted: August 11, 2009, 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Timing chain masterlink

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PostPosted: August 13, 2009, 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: Timing chain masterlink

Thank You everyone, I do appreciate your answers,
sincerely
att
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