Cam chain only has 4 links vs 5

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    Just purchased a new cam kit upon comparison the chain only has 4 links the one I have taken out has 5? Just been back to triumph and they say its the only chain listed for this model and aren't sure what going on, the sprockets are 38 tooth but visibly narrower. Has anybody come across this problem.


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    Yep chain changed the begining of the Roadsters. If your running stock springs and cams it shouldn't make a difference.
     
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    Last question how do you go about Torquing the cam ladder at the rear that bloody frame has cramped the space for a small torque wrench
     
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    Only on the inside bolts. Use a crow foot on the inside ones if you can't get a extension on them.
     
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    Warp did you mean to say "Should NOT make a difference ?

    I am installing Neville Lush Racing Cams and Valve Springs/Retainers. I want to replace my cam chain while in there.

    My current cam chain is the original 9 link chain. Do I need to get something more robust or will this superseded 7 link chain from Triumph work ?
     
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    Unless they changed the fasteners, mine were torx. With an extension I had no difficulty with torque.
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    What size torque wrench did you use. I had at least 3 spots my torque wrench would not fit.
     
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    1/4 “ drive in lbs
     
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    IMG_0236.JPG IMG_0237.JPG 1/4 inch drive short extension and swivel joint worked on all but one.
     
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    Yes sir you were right typo :)
    The voltade from brain to finger tip is a little erratic:D
     
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