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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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replacing a chain using rivet tool

I went to replace my chain yesterday (the 1st time I've tried to do this myself) & found I need to use a rivet tool to fasten the chain together. For $10 my dealer will do this but I was wondering if others had done this & was sucessful (read the chain didn't come flying apart @ triple digit speeds)
Of course the chain company recomended only an expert do this but it would be a pain in the ass to load my bike up into a truck just to get my chain fastened together.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 05:36 PM
 
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Did My chain and sprockets two nights ago (my first time too) but My master link had a clip (599cc bike) nice and easy, I used motionpro's mini press tool to press together the master link and a pair of pliers to put the clip on.
I think motionpro sell a rivet tool. some folk talk about riveting with pliers, but I wouldn't trust that! (that's just me )

Or ask your dealer if he has a rivet tool over the counter, once you buy it, you have it for life

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I checked with the dealer & it's a special order tool, probably doesn't want to give up too much business to the do it yourselfers & doesn't keep it in stock. I appreciate the company name (motionpro) & I'll check it out.
I would still like to know that others have done this without a disasterous result. I can't imagine what it would feel like to have your chain come apart @ triple digit speeds
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 06:12 PM
 
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Check this out

http://www.motionpro.com/chaintools.html

You can call them and order direct!


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Sbninja,
Thanks bro for the link. This was exactly what I was looking for.

Steve
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-13-2002, 06:21 AM
 
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Marietta Motorsports (The Fastlap trailer you see at the races)carries a combination tool that will break the chain and rivet it back together for $69.00. Marietta Motorsports
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Marietta Motorsports (The Fastlap trailer you see at the races)carries a combination tool that will break the chain and rivet it back together for $69.00. Marietta Motorsports
GaBandit12,
Thanks for info, I appreciate it. Do you know if it's a no-brainer type of fix that the tool does it well enough to make up for my lack of experience or do I need to be able to gauge the results in order to feel secure about the chain not coming apart ?
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Steve,
It comes with instructions that are pretty easy to follow. It's really not a difficult job if you have the tool....you don't want to try to do it without it, though. If you have trouble, you can call those guys and they are pretty helpful, or someone on here can help you. I wouldn't be afraid to try it if I were you.....
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Steve,
It comes with instructions that are pretty easy to follow. It's really not a difficult job if you have the tool....you don't want to try to do it without it, though. If you have trouble, you can call those guys and they are pretty helpful, or someone on here can help you. I wouldn't be afraid to try it if I were you.....
Thanks.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-25-2003, 07:30 PM
 
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I just got my chain and sprocket kit, and I found out that it comes with rivet-type master link. So, can I just take the chain to the dealer and have them rivet the master link on for me and then throw it on the bike? According to my manual, you don't need to have the chain open to put the chain on. I don't feel like paying a lot of money to have the dealer install the chain for me just because I don't have the rivetting tool...
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