Timing Chain Purchase

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Timing Chain Purchase

Postby MColes » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:28 pm

Anyone any recommendations on where to get a simplex timing chain?

Not a couple of quid special like I bought from one of the well known suppliers as couple of weeks ago as part of a timing chain kit. I'd only done about 500 miles and it developed a rattle! (Actually more of a hollow knock as there was so much play it in :o Took the front apart again and the damn thing has more play in it than the chain I took off!

Any links to known good parts would be appreciated.
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Re: Timing Chain Purchase

Postby bmcecosse » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:53 pm

Buy the complete Simplex kit with tensioner from Minispares or Minisport. It works, and doesn't rattle.
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Re: Timing Chain Purchase

Postby MColes » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:20 pm

bmcecosse wrote:Buy the complete Simplex kit with tensioner from Minispares or Minisport. It works, and doesn't rattle.
Will I then require the mini style timing chain cover as well?
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Re: Timing Chain Purchase

Postby Declan_Burns » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:24 pm

Yes, and it has become very expensive in recent months.
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Re: Timing Chain Purchase

Postby MColes » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:30 pm

Declan_Burns wrote:Yes, and it has become very expensive in recent months.
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I noticed the price! It's BMC's fault for recommending it all the time :lol:

It just annoys me that the simplex chains aren't any good (though what can you expect for ~£4?). Wish I had left the old chain on there now with its slight rattle! :(
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Re: Timing Chain Purchase

Postby bmcecosse » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:49 pm

There are several covers at v good price on ebay right now - act quickly ! This one for example... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-mini- ... 5af3d528aa
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