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Old 06-02-2009, 06:31 PM
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how and what tools to use for taking a chain on/off ???
can anyone show some pics of tools and/or how they did it ? thanks......
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:41 PM
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I used a grinder to take off my old chain. then I used a hammer, punch, and something soild to bur the new chains master link.

The proper way to do it is use a tool like this : http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/35-52...3A1|240%3A1318

and this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHAIN...3A1|240%3A1318

They're cheaper ones to be found.
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:56 PM
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wow.... its a bit pricey, there has to be some cheaper tools right?
is there gonna be 2 different tools for breaking off a chain and installing one? or is it gonna be the same tool ? thanks.
 
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by playb0i View Post
wow.... its a bit pricey, there has to be some cheaper tools right?
is there gonna be 2 different tools for breaking off a chain and installing one? or is it gonna be the same tool ? thanks.
yes they are cheaper ones, those were just what came up on top of google lol. There are kits that will have both tools for under a $100 or even cheaper. I know you can find the rivet tool for around $25 on ebay etc. The link cutter I'm not sure about, but a grinder does wonders
 
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:38 PM
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Hit up your local auto parts store or bike shop.

They should sell some tools, or even possibly rent them, which will save you some cheddar in the end.
 
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:40 PM
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hacksaw works too, slower but more precise. (i used a grinder myself)

once you get the old chain off and the new one on with the new master, you can use all kinds of impact-able tools to flare the rivets. the rivet tool obviously makes this safe and easy, but if you only have a ball-peen hammer and a 2x4, so be it!

if you google 'motorcycle master rivet' you'll get all kinds of details

I just finished mine a few weeks back
 
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:12 PM
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so all your doing is placing the chain tool on the master link and turning it down till when? u hear a click and that means the links are connected?
 
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by playb0i View Post
so all your doing is placing the chain tool on the master link and turning it down till when? u hear a click and that means the links are connected?
Until it mushrooms the head of the rivet enough that the side plate wont jump off.

This is how I went through it
http://www.canyonchasers.net/shop/ge...chain-rplc.php
 
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