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Got an 07 thats just done 100hrs. Can't be 100% when the last owner did the top end as not everyone tells the truth. So I was going to pop a new top end in it when my mate said I should put a new cam chain in too. Anyone else think this is necessary?

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To be safe, yes. Necessary? Probably not. May as well, they are not that expensive.

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Got an 07 thats just done 100hrs. Can't be 100% when the last owner did the top end as not everyone tells the truth. So I was going to pop a new top end in it when my mate said I should put a new cam chain in too. Anyone else think this is necessary?

Yes, change it. You´ll need a flywheel puller.

Someone said that the Yamaha chain is exactly the same, but costs less.

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Someone said that the Yamaha chain is exactly the same, but costs less.

True! :lol:

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Absolutely do it. Mine had the same time on it and I couldnt get the marks to line up correctly, so I put a new chain with the top end and it was like new again. You will see that when you go to adjsut valves for the TDC marks.

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Someone said that the Yamaha chain is exactly the same, but costs less.

Really? what year and model would I look for?

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Really? what year and model would I look for?

I haven´t gotten one myself from Yamaha, but apparently D.I.D. makes them and the YZ 250F and KX 250F shares the cam chain...

Someone said how many links they were, but I forgot...

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Really? what year and model would I look for?

I have one out in the garage. I'll check the part number and post it later.

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thats weird considering kawi and yamaha never partnered unless i dont know about it lol

It probably made more sense to design the engine with a chain that already existed, was proven in YZ´s and was cheap.

They never partnered, but the chain is made by a third company, D.I.D. They are a really big manufacturer of chains...

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I have one out in the garage. I'll check the part number and post it later.

Yamaha part # 94591-53114 The last three numbers indicate the chain length in links.

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Yamaha part # 94591-53114 The last three numbers indicate the chain length in links.

You guys sure? I might stop by my yamaha dealer tomorrow and see if they have one. Im doing a new piston kit so I will change the cam chain while im there.

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