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Do I need to remove the balancer driven gear to remove the timing chain.

If so, how?

Thanks

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Thanks Frank

I found while starting to pull the buffer/balance drive gear that outer edge of the gear moved out far enough to get the chain by it without dumping all those lovely little springs. I had also removed the tensioner side chain guide.

I stuffed the timing chain in, put the balance gear and plate back in place and done. Somewhere I found that that the old camshaft gear compression weights were just pressed in, and swapped them onto my new cam gear. 

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Nice work, be sure to use plenty of grease so you don’t have any crazy friction during initial start up. Maybe change the oil one more time after break in. Hopefully everything worked out good and your ready to roll.  

Ride safe.  

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