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Sizing the timing chain

Old 10-16-13, 09:42 AM
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Sizing the timing chain

Simple question: how should the eccentric be clocked when sizing and installing a new timing chain?
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I set the eccentric as loose as it will go, wrap the chain (2 chains, joined), and pick the closest possible link, that makes the chain longer, to break. I replace my current chain with one with the same number of links. I use the same chain on both sides, just to keep everything simple. I rotate my eccentric counterclockwise to tighten.
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