Author Topic: CB250RS Balancer chain  (Read 122 times)

Offline MRA464

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CB250RS Balancer chain
« on: March 17, 2021, 01:59:44 PM »
Hi Guys
Please can I ask for some advice.
I am in the need to replace the balancer chain on my restoration project.
I have been informed by a fellow member that the chain is actually the same as a 219 Karting drive chain which are substantially cheaper than the hard to get original.

I am happy buying and shortening the Kart chain, but my dilemma is the re joining of the ends.
Can I use a standard split link or should I look at a rivet link?
Does anyone know where I might be able to get one made up, its 72 links.
Thanks for your advice in advance.

Offline Laverda Dave

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Re: CB250RS Balancer chain
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2021, 02:07:18 PM »
I wouldn't use a split link in a balance chain, you'll be asking for trouble. Contact Jason at the chain man on the following link
It was Jason's father Andy, who told me about the Kart chain. He made up a chain of the correct length with a rivited link when I sent him my old original chain.
Good luck
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Offline MRA464

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Re: CB250RS Balancer chain
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 11:07:28 AM »
Thanks Dave
I have contacted Jason and I will be sending my balancer and CAM chain to him to look at.
A very helpful Guy.


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