yeah I definitely switched back to stock. hopefully what ever dust/dirt got in didn't cause a problem (fingers crossed that OEM oil filter sifts that stuff out). I just hit ~19k miles and finished up my 520 conversion. took it out for a ride in the canyons today and out towards the mines.
Got some random pics just to show the work. If anybody has any opinions about the rivet job say something, I'm all ears. My first chain replacement I ever did for a motorcycle. Ended up going AL rear sprocket +2. really like the pep it put in her step off the line and not to noticeable top end loss.
Sadly, if the dust/dirt your engine has ingested has made it past the rings and into your oil you ALREADY have a major engine issue (low compression/lots of blowby). While it's always good to have fresh oil and filter, hopefully the dust went elsewhere. Damage from that is usually increased ring/piston/cylinder wear and loss of compression, and possible extra valve guide and seat wear. I'd pull the airbox and clean it and the rubber boots to the head and as much of the intake as you can while being careful to to break loose any grunge that has adhered to any of that so it doesn't get eaten.
Looks like the swages are a little off center. the key things are to not crush the o-ring or x-ring, to get even compression, and to not split the rivets by swaging them too much. I always use a thickness gage, measure the gap in links nearby, and sllllooooowwwwly swage the pics until the gap is the same. Takes a bit, but I typically get 20-25k out of my sets, so. Also, and I can;t stress this enough, but make sure you have a quality swage tool. We tried a Motion Pro, and it was [email protected]
I bought the genuine DID swaging tool almost 20 years ago, and it was about $150 back then, but I see you can get them now for about $100. This thing is beefy and sturdy A/F, and looks meant to do this all day, every day....forever. Make sure you get a genuine DID one, not some cheap knockoff made of chinesium. Best to buy it straight from DID. Here's what it looks like: https://www.amazon.com/D-I-D-KM500R-.../dp/B0040PM2EI
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