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Old 06-27-2011, 11:20 PM
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So i need a new chain and i mine as well get new sprockets.

I'm mechanically inclined, but still new to the ins and outs of a motorcycle.

Just wanting to check and make sure this is everything I need?

RK Quick Acceleration Chain Kits with Lightweight Steel Sprockets - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore

It's steel sprockets, 520 chain, -1 in the front (wish i could choose +2 in the rear), and a good price haha

I will need to get a riveting tool correct??

Any other advice before I buy this tomorrow?
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:36 PM
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Yeah, that's a good chain/kit, I like RK. Those kits come with the chain, front & rear sprocket, and the master link. The master link with those kits is a rivet style, so yes, you will need a rivet tool. Don't get a press tool, those will not work.

Installation is pretty straight-forward, if you're the least little bit mechanically inclined then you'll have no problem. Just one bit of advice in case you have never installed this type of link. Just turn the tool a little at a time, back it off to look at pin, and continue process until the pin looks correct. If you over-do it you will crack the pin.

Almost forgot. In case you have never removed/installed a chain. Put the tranny in neutral and use the rear brake while braking loose the bolt for the front sprocket. Obviously this will be done before removing the chain.
 

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:44 PM
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Yes, you will need a chain tool, unless you cut the old chain off and use a clip-on materlink which is what I like to do. Also, make sure you loosen the front sprocket nut BEFORE you take the chain off...
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:19 AM
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appreciate the quick response. Looks like i'll be ordering that right now then!
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:33 PM
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I went with this set up 3 weeks ago.
Superlite/EK 520MVXZ Colored Chain & Steel Sprocket Conversion Kit - HONDA CBR - Sprocket Center
I really like it. Got to choose the color of the chain and it was -1 front and +2 rear. Came with the clip master link. Its a couple bucks more but I am very happy with it.

I had a -1 up front before I bought this one. The +2 in the back was a great addition. No complaints in the bikes acceleration at all.
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:55 PM
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In case you haven't seen it already, Incognito's HOW-TO on the chain & sprocket swap is excellent... https://cbrforum.com/forum/how-mecha...et-swap-97641/ . I change mine almost exactly the same way & recommend his tutorial to everyone that asks.

I use the Stockton Tool Company Chain Breaker & Rivet Tool Kit from CycleGear for my needs & its proven to be robust & reliable.

Hope your install goes well.
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:20 AM
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I use the Stockton Tool Company Chain Breaker & Rivet Tool Kit from CycleGear for my needs & its proven to be robust & reliable.

Same here, very nice kit and seems to be high quality, works really well. Looks just like the Motion Pro kit except the case is red instead of blue. Matter of fact I was told that they're made in at the same place, not sure if that's true. I gave $89 for mine, well worth the price if you're like me and do all of your own work (price will vary depending on your location I suppose). They have like 97 stores, but IN. is one of the few states they're not in, you could order from them if you find nothing you like in any of your local shops.
 
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Originally Posted by gotcbr View Post
In case you haven't seen it already, Incognito's HOW-TO on the chain & sprocket swap is excellent... https://cbrforum.com/forum/how-mecha...et-swap-97641/ . I change mine almost exactly the same way & recommend his tutorial to everyone that asks.

I use the Stockton Tool Company Chain Breaker & Rivet Tool Kit from CycleGear for my needs & its proven to be robust & reliable.

Hope your install goes well.
Yea I was actually watching that tutorial the other day to see what I'm doing. It's unbelievable how clean that bike is haha.

I think I can rent a rivet tool from advanced auto parts and I'll probably do that for now. I'm still a college student and I will get a rivet tool eventually, but other than this I'm not going to need it for a while.

Thanks for all the help!
 
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I used the "screw" type master link. No need for the rivet tool yet still permanent.
Got my chain/sprocket/masterlink kit from solomotoparts.com for <$150

 
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