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Bike is a 2005crf250x. Need timing chain slack.

I didn't have enough slack in the timing chain to get it over the cam gear. The chain tensioner is not the problem. I have removed the head and jug. The chain feels like it may be caught up on something in the crank. Could that be possible?

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    2001 has bike got Manuel timing chain tension adjustment

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Lift the chain with one finger then turn the crankshaft several full turns by hand. Inspect the full length of the chain during rotation. Any obvious damage? Does the chain revolve smoothly around your finger? If all seems okay then the problem is probably not in the lower end. Some chains are continuous and do not have a master link. Some do have a master link. If you have a master link then separate the chain by removing the link then place both ends of the chain onto the cam sprocket and reconnect the link. If you have a continuous chain I would need to see first hand what is going on. In any event, be certain the timing marks on the flywheel and overhead cam are correctly lined up during installation.

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