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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-04-2016, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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2005 Rincon cam chain reassembly

Pictures of my reassembly, sorry didn't take any of the rip down, didn't want to get distracted from the task at hand.

Sorry I didn't take more hope these might help someone.
These pictures along with your manual will give you a better idea what is involved.
I broke a water pump bolt so I have removed the bolt and jut awaiting a replacement.
I was surprised how much difference between the old oil chain and the replacement there was....definitely glad I ordered it.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-05-2016, 01:59 PM
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Excellent thread, good clear pictures. Regards removing the cam chain in your 2nd last pic, does the the cam chain just come off there in that position? The cam shaft and cam holder plate don't have to be removed just to replace the chain, do they?
Also, referring to thta 2nd last pic again, how do you get the chain off the crank sprocket and out of the engine, is there room to lift the chain off to the side of its sprockets and then up out of the engine? There doesn't look to be much room between the sprocket and engine wall to lift the chain out?
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It looks like to me that once the cam is removed the chain will go down through the engine and then off the shaft. To put the new chain back on you would put it on the shaft and maybe use a wire to pull the chain back up the engine. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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The torque converter and oil pump need to be removed to remove the chain from the lower sprocket. I had the cam unbolted already so not sure if the chain would go over if it wasn't unbolted but I think it would, but what's 4 more bolts at this stage. I would strongly recommend changing the oil pump chain while its apart. You can see the difference in length in my picture of parts.this bike has 16 k Kim's on it .

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correction the oil pump only needs to come off if changing the oil pump chain
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OK, I have been reading this here. My Rincon 650 has been grinding when I try to shift it into Drive with the engine running. When it is hot, it will not go into drive unless I turn off the engine. It would go into Reverse with the engine running, but with a lot of grinding. From researching on YouTube, it looks like it is the oil pump chain. I have taken the engine apart and got the new oil pump chain on, but I have not got the engine back together yet. I snapped the cam chain tensioner guide bar in half when reassembling the tensioner housing body on the block. I am either going to have to get a new one or try to repair the one that was on it. But, back to the oil pump chain. The new one that I put on is just as loose as the one that I took off, so I am not convinced this is going to fix my problem. Any suggestions?? What were you replacing the oil pump chain for??
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Oil pump chain has ZERO to do with shifting.

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A no drive situation if the chain jumps off you have no oil pressure to to the bike or the tranny so bike will not move at all. The grinding into gear is a different issue to mine

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With the tensioner backed out, the cam chain will go over the cam most of the time. I am impressed you did all that with it in the frame. Much easier for me to do it on a bench, lol.

As for the no shifting problem. Guess its good you changed the oil pump chain? But you need to put the front end back together and go in the rear end of the engine. Change the final shift gear! May wanna do a bunch more research first!!!
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Was the o-ring on the oil joint pipe torn? It looked that way in the picture. Great pictures, gives me a better understanding than a service manual alone.

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