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Dear all,

My cb 450 K5 need new pistons so I took the engine apart.
The engine was running smootly without unusually sounds, he has run 53000 kilometers.
Can someone tell me when I must replace the camchain? As far as I can see he is looking oke, but is there a way to see that it is better to replace or not? Maybe it is already replaced in the past, I do not know.
Thanks for your advise!
 

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IMHO this is one of those "as long as I'm in here" things. You can also measure how much "stretch" you have by measuring between a given number of links with the chain stretched verses the same measurement with the chain compressed. Different sources will offer different standards but somewhere around 5% is usually considered max.
 

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Since you are already in there might as well replace it and have some peace of mind.
 

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Oke guys,
I understand it, the price of the chain is also not as high I expected.
Thanks for the info and link to the proper chain type.
Regards,
Eric
 
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