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Haggis

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Reply #15 on: May 08, 2021, 05:00:33 pm
Normal O ring, X ring  are too wide for uce. I fitted a DID O ring and it wasn't till I removed the case to change sprocket size that noticed the chain had been rubbing on the crankcase and was pushed hard against the inside face of the sprocket. I don't think it would ever wear right through the case but it was enough show wear on the inside of the sprocket. Chain run was fine and wheel alignment spot on.
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Reply #16 on: May 09, 2021, 08:57:21 am
Normal O ring, X ring  are too wide for uce.
Hitchcock's parts lists shows an O-Ring chain as factory for the C5  https://accessories.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/35851   My 2012 C5 came with an O-ring chain.

There is some discussion on the forum that the G5, on the other hand, was fitted with a Non O-ring type.
https://forum.classicmotorworks.com/index.php?topic=8269.0

https://accessories.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/16508


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Reply #17 on: May 09, 2021, 09:34:22 am
Yes, they come with an Indian made O ring chain BUT it is a much narrower chain than a "normal" everyday  O ring that we can buy.
As I said a DID is almost 25mm wide, ie pin length.
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Reply #18 on: May 09, 2021, 10:26:32 am
Yes, they come with an Indian made O ring chain BUT it is a much narrower chain than a "normal" everyday  O ring that we can buy.
As I said a DID is almost 25mm wide, ie pin length.

Huh. It's wider than oem for sure but the DID X ring fits in my GT fine.

I wouldn't have a problem going to a 520 chain but the sprockets I'd want aren't available last time I looked. Not interested in aluminium ones.
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Reply #19 on: May 12, 2021, 10:54:56 am
Speaking of roller chains, guess whose 16th Century notebooks these ones were found sketched in...


That's nothing short of astounding considering nothing similar was patented until 1800 for use in canal or river locks with another 80 or so years beyond that before Renolds came up with the drive chains we all know and love. See: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_chain
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Reply #20 on: May 12, 2021, 11:08:07 am
Speaking of roller chains, guess whose 16th Century notebooks these ones were found sketched in...

Looks like davinci's work (kind of confirmed by the pic's URL but anyway...)
He thought of everything.
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Reply #21 on: May 13, 2021, 01:11:34 am
"Follow the white rabbi...I mean, rabbit."--M.
So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India.