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Old 12-30-2001, 10:38 AM
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100K is a good rule of thumb. Cheap preventative maintenance.

Just before leaving on vacation I stopped by my local Indie Franz, he just got a 420 in with 130K and a broken chain rail. He had been advising the owner to change the chain for the past 20K miles, owner didn't want to spend the $400-500 to do they job, and now looking at $2500-3000. The upper left chain rail broke, jumped time and took out all the rockers on the left head.
Mike Tangas
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