Post by kanonkopdrinker on Oct 3, 2018 5:43:49 GMT -5
Yes, I need a minimum of 20 (because the UK ROC will buy 30). My problem is that because the order to RK will be for 50 rather than 100 pieces, the price will be much more - around 260 Pounds Sterling (and might even be even higher as this price was given a year ago). I wrote to all who originally expressed an interest when the anticipated price was to be 160 Pounds (hoping I would get 100 orders) telling them that the price was now likely to be around the 260 mark, and interest at this price has kind of dried up. I will email them all one further time to see, once and for all, whether there is still a demand at the higher price.
For those of you thinking they don't or wont need a primary chain then here is something for you to ponder. I have recently been working on a customers bike and I had to have the clutch cover off a number of times for various reasons. When I first pulled the cover off I noticed a patch of dark oil under the clutch assembly it looked and felt like valve grinding paste. Not knowing how long it had been since the cover had been off the bike I just presumed it was a build up of old oil and debris from years of use. I cleaned this all up and put the bike back together and did some test riding on the bike. After about 100ks I had to remove the clutch cover again and sure enough this dark thick oil pasty oil patch was back. Thought it was odd cleaned it out and got the bike running again, after a short amount of running I again had the cover off and sure enough the paste was back again. I couldn't ignore it a third time so I pulled the gearbox cover off to check if the problem was in there. But no the gearbox was fine, what else could be causing the pasty patch of oil? I then happened to have a closer look at the primary chain and there was the problem, the hardening on the individual rollers was starting to break up and it was the fine particles from this that was causing the paste. This weekend I had to pull the clutch cover from my own RE5 which has covered about 60,000ks since I was last inside the cover. And there was the same paste in exactly the same spot! Checked the primary chain and sure enough there is a small patch on each of the rollers where the hardening has started to break up. These chains werent excessively stretched nor was there any extra noise in this area but the chain was definitely failing. I had a NOS chain in my stock of parts never expecting I would need it, but it seems the chain is indeed an item that wears in other ways than just stretch as detailed in the manual. This could be your one chance to buy a spare chain which I think sooner or later we may all need if we want to keep riding our RE5s I have my name down for a new one I suggest you PM David and put your name down for one too