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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Honda CB400F Super Sport Cam Chain?

Hello,
This winter I will be replacing my cam chain with a master link type cam chain from Dave Silver Spares Website.

My question is, will this chain hold up for normal driving?

The original owners never tightend the cam chain, so needles to say, it stretched to the limit.

It's like a rattle can from the top to the bottom.

And no, it's not valve noise.

Any help will be most appreciated!
-Michael
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2006, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Honda CB400F Super Sport Cam Chain?

Does anybody have any insight on my question?

Or could somebody tell me of a website that has the right answer?

Thank you,
-Michael
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2006, 06:46 PM
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What type of master is it? Is it a clip or a peen/stake type. I know that a lot of the older air cooled bikes had multi-row roller cam chains. Not sure of your specific model. I would feel fine with a stake type, uneasy with a clip type.

I have had experience with this on high mileage CBR-1000F's which are stamped gear plate type and used staked master links with NO problem. Afterall, they are really the same link, materials, and components that the assembled chain is made of, just assembled by you. Just assemble it right, not bound.

If it's a plate type and peened master, you should trim and insert a piece of feeler gauge between two of the plates to assure oil access clearance for the pins. If you don't, the pressing action of the tool peening the pins will press the whole assembly tight together causing a bind which doesn't afford clearance for oil to flow between the plates to lube the pin. This is not in the instructions with the tool and there were no instructions with the chain. Select a feeler stock thickness based on the number of plates so that you have about .002" between each plate.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-04-2006, 08:59 AM
 
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Hondas of that era were bad for cam chains. I never had one myself but I knew guys that had them. The chain on Kirts bike was so slopy it wore through the front of the motor.
I think there is a self-adjusting chain adjuster on it somewhere, back of the motor under the carbs, so try and have that replaced with one that you can adjust.
Did that on my 82 kawi gpz.


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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-04-2006, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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CB400F Super Sport Cam Chain?

It's a clip, but I am looking for the ones you have to press.

Also, it's a single row chain.

The chains will last on the oldies if people will only adjust them when it's time.

The chain sliders will also be replaced with OEM, but I was wondering if anybody did a cam chain swap with out taking the cases apart?

Cause the NOS OEM chains require this.

Which is a costly repair.

Thank you for the reminder of the feeler gauge.
I almost forgot that

Anybody else have experience doing this?

Thank you for the help,
-Michael
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