Well for the 400ex's that i build there is an upgrade to a crf450 timing chain that will pretty much end the need to change one again. But the stock 400ex chains stretch very very fast.You can get a manual adjuster cheap , and seems you can go a bit past the max adjustment of the automatic adjuster , the way I burn up timing chains it might be helpful in going that extra mile ----my Blue 300 be's on the down list from a jumped timing chain ---- I don't know if it is over size tires , gear reduction , heavy on the throttle , hot and cold going from in and out of water , but I eat up timing chains ----Slammed' , I read you change you timing chain pretty regular ?
I dont know what your talking about? I dont bang the rev limiter and let off 100,000,000 times or anything? LoL