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Motorcycle Stuff => Honda SOHC4's => Topic started by: lazyguy400F on March 22, 2008, 05:36:14 PM



Title: new drive chain?
Post by: lazyguy400F on March 22, 2008, 05:36:14 PM
     I checked the slack on my chain, and it's hanging waaaaay down, so I'm thinking it might be time for a new one. The so-called experts say to replace the front sprocket at the same time, so I'm wondering what the best source would be. and how about the rear sprocket? is this a david silver type thing, or can I find something closer? 

     (And I promise to lube the new one more than once a year).  ;D


Title: Re: new drive chain?
Post by: azure on March 23, 2008, 07:41:16 AM
http://www.z1enterprises.com/
https://www.partsnmore.com
http://www.cmsnl.com/
http://www.dropbears.com/bikelinks/Makes/Honda/Classic_Hondas/

Here's a few places to try Peter, but its no go for chains on the first two. Check the sohc site for more stuff. I noted that some of the sites I use for 750 parts don't have em for 400s, but this is the first time I ever looked for 400 parts.

All best and good luck,
Ben


Title: Re: new drive chain?
Post by: lazyguy400F on March 23, 2008, 07:41:43 PM
Looks like the CMSNL site has the chain and sprockets kit for about $140... I'll check around and see if that makes sense. (the last time I replaced the chain was around 1980, so I guess prices might have gone up a little).

Thanks for the help- hoping for warm weather for the april ride, I'm getting tired of layering up like the michelin man.

-peter


Title: Re: new drive chain?
Post by: andy750 on March 23, 2008, 09:46:21 PM
Try http://www.loudfastugly.com/ for chains - very cheap and the guy is good to deal with. Sprockets from ZI for around $20 for the front. Check the condition of the sprockets before buying new ones...I dont replace sprockets and chains at once..usually just the chain.

cheers
Andy


Title: Re: new drive chain?
Post by: lazyguy400F on March 24, 2008, 07:39:38 PM
     Found everything on david silver after all- and much cheaper. had looked before, but my vision and brainpower are obviously fading fast. and I figure if I don't need sprockets now, they'll keep until I do.

     Thanks much-  peter


Title: Re: new drive chain?
Post by: mick750F on March 25, 2008, 08:53:34 PM
   I've always followed conventional wisdom which calls for replacing both sprockets whenever you replace the chain, which is what I do. Worn sprockets will rob the life right out of your chain. Spend it now or spend more later.  ;D ;D

Mike