CB750C - installing new cam chain

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Paul Barrett, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Paul Barrett

    Paul Barrett Guest

    I'm in the process of replacing the cam chains on my 1980 CB750C because the
    old ones had started to make noise even with the adjusters all the way out.
    Anyway, I figured a new chain would be harder to get onto the sprocket, but
    MAN... With the adjuster all the way loose, the exhaust chain will only go
    half to 2/3 onto the sprocket. MAYBE I could crank it around by turning the
    engine, but it seems like it might damage the chain.
    Should it be that tight?
    I counted links and it's 62 like the old chain.
    Any tips/tricks?
    Paul Barrett, Sep 1, 2008
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  2. Paul Barrett

    Paul Barrett Guest

    Uh, nevermind - damn that was stupid.
    (It helps to install the bearing caps first...duh)
    Paul Barrett, Sep 1, 2008
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