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American Chain HELP #726052
02/18/18 7:12 pm
02/18/18 7:12 pm
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Kent Garden of England
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A chum in California needs some chain, and he tells me he can't get it there... crazy

Now I KNOW that can't be right, so....

Come on guys don't let me down, WHERE in the USA can I get some 5/8th x 1/4 chain. It's going on a 1914 Harley, so it's over to you lot, good luck and thanks... wink


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Re: American Chain HELP [Re: Kent Shaun] #726056
02/18/18 7:24 pm
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Re: American Chain HELP [Re: Ob1quixote] #726090
02/18/18 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Kent Shaun
A chum in California needs some chain, and he tells me he can't get it there... crazy

Now I KNOW that can't be right, so....

Come on guys don't let me down, WHERE in the USA can I get some 5/8th x 1/4 chain. It's going on a 1914 Harley, so it's over to you lot, good luck and thanks... wink



Originally Posted by Ob1quixote




Wow, some people give up way to easily. No wonder so many bikes were pushed into barns and put on the sides of houses or just simply taken to the junkyard for what us motorcycle maniacs would consider simple problems to negotiate. Crazy !


Jon W.


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Re: American Chain HELP [Re: Kent Shaun] #726093
02/18/18 11:40 pm
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I would get onto Jim Comstock and see if IWIS (Made in GermanY) that size is available, if not 'Andy the Chainman in the UK is the supplier.
Better than Chinesium chains. (imo)


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Re: American Chain HELP [Re: Kent Shaun] #726095
02/18/18 11:51 pm
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What Jon said.
Here's. guy who will email people around the world to ask a question that he could have found the answer to on his own computer, in less time. What the heck man.


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Re: American Chain HELP [Re: Les P] #726100
02/19/18 12:03 am
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#1 for "Andy the Chainman "!

Re: American Chain HELP [Re: Kent Shaun] #726103
02/19/18 12:24 am
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AndyChain is in the midst of retiring according to a post he put on the Accessnorton board awhile back. Hopefully someone picks up the reins and carrys on.


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Re: American Chain HELP [Re: Kent Shaun] #726104
02/19/18 12:24 am
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AndyChain is in the midst of retiring according to a post he put on the Accessnorton board awhile back. Hopefully someone picks up the reins and carrys on.


1960 BSA A10
2007 Suzuki Bandit
1957 A10
(Used to be a Triumph here)
71 Norton Commando
17 Triumph Bonneville

Re: American Chain HELP [Re: Kent Shaun] #726105
02/19/18 12:34 am
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Re: American Chain HELP [Re: ricochetrider] #726131
02/19/18 8:07 am
02/19/18 8:07 am
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Kent Garden of England
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Here's. guy who will email people around the world to ask a question that he could have found the answer to on his own computer, in less time. What the heck man.


Tom bro, think he was putting me under some sort of *Test* but thanks to you guys, I've passed with flying colours... bigt grin

Got to admit, I too was flumoxed as to why he didn't search around on t'internet, after all chain should be dead easy to find.. crazy

Right, enough of this marlarky, there's fettling afoot. Don't want to waste me off day pushing bloody buttons, I'll leave that to the experts.. wink


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Re: American Chain HELP [Re: Kent Shaun] #726245
02/20/18 12:00 pm
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Running from demons in WNY
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Dozens of makes of motorcycle chain in all sizes is readily available anywhere in the USA including eBay ,Amazon,and the numerous online motorcycle vendors...You may not find the exact length so it'll have to be cut....I prefer the Japanese Tsubaki, DID or RK chains, but not their inexpensive entry level stuff...


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