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Classic, Vintage & Veteran For Coventry and Meriden Models. Anything pre-Hinckley goes.

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Go to a reputable Triumph vintage parts dealer and see what they offer as a replacement chain that meets OEM specs. Then go to that chain manuf's website and look up the specs.

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Old 11-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Ok : 76' T140. I replaced the stock 20 teeth front sprocket and the 47 teeth rear sprocket. On the old ones, I could use the 106 links chain. On the new sprockets, no way and it took a brand new 107 links chain to make it work. The manual is wrong for that year, and it does take indeed 107 links to install a chain, yes the one with the weird half link.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:01 PM   #33 (permalink)
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The manual is wrong for that year, and it does take indeed 107 links to install a chain, yes the one with the weird half link.
A chain with an odd number of links needs the 'cranked' link.

But, you never answered your own question:

What type of chain fit without clearance problems hitting the crankcase?

'Uber' by any chance?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:49 PM   #34 (permalink)
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A chain with an odd number of links needs the 'cranked' link.

But, you never answered your own question:

What type of chain fit without clearance problems hitting the crankcase?

'Uber' by any chance?
Just a regular 530 chain, really. I ended up not using the 106 links RK-M chain I first bought, but a 107 links Diamond chain from raber's in San Jose, CA.
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