Das Bike Projekt: Timing Chain

So, as I continue the ripping the engine apart, I tried to think of what I needed to do as I took the different sub assembly’s apart. Up front we have the timing chain and tensioner, the front crank bearing, the sprockets, and various seals and gaskets. As long as I am in there, it is all getting replaced.

The cover, the seals will be replaced, what a complex casting…

The back, cam and crank seals and gasket will be replaced.

Cover off, the sloppy chain and sprockets and front bearing are revealed…

The chain has to be cut off, it has no master link, then the crank sprocket and bearing can be pulled.

Godd think I planned on doing this, the sloppy chain was hitting this boss on the cover and eating away at it.

This is as far as I care to take this apart!


New tensioner spring and she, bearings, seals, sprocket and chain with masterlink!

Up Next: Ducati Charging System!