Originally Posted by flatfender
Okay that makes sense, if the locking mechanism fails eventually the spring will fail because it's not meant to hold pressure forever. Cam chains that jump teeth never have a happy ending, uhhem, my long gone '70 Bronco and sourjon backing down a hill in gear using the clutch are strong reminders for me.
Hey I jumped a timing chain a '85 KLR600 back in '87 backing it down a hill doing that. I'll never forget the sound the engine made when I hit the electric start. It broke both exhaust valves and stuck them into the head...
That was my last KLR...