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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Right ive ordered this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    GREAT price and comes with clip lock Not sure why its so cheap but its x ring and sold by amazon themselves so we shall see.

    edit: i got it for 57. i noticed its just jumped too 107...
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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    What spring links can't handle is hitting things or being fitted backwards.
    If they're fitted properly even hitting things shouldn't cause a problem.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Two hammers with me too.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    You don't want a DID mate, you want a nice Tsubaki.

    innit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    What spring links can't handle is hitting things or being fitted backwards.
    Then don't hit them or fit them backwards

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    I'd rather have a spring link than a badly rivetted one. What are the chances of a split link fitted correctly coming off? Pretty minimal, likely closely related to the condition and maintenance (adjustment) of the chain. Depends on your acceptance of level of risk.

    Of course the correct answer is to get a shafty.

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    Personally i'd stump for a decent DID type tool, it will last a lifetime, and the finish i have found is perfect. Split links whilst i am sure they are fine, i have had sram powerlinks cone off whilst mountain biking, so i don't use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch99 View Post
    Personally i'd stump for a decent DID type tool, it will last a lifetime, and the finish i have found is perfect. Split links whilst i am sure they are fine, i have had sram powerlinks cone off whilst mountain biking, so i don't use.

    To be fair an mtb link is in no way comparable in either quality or application. If a motos chain had to go around two additional cogs and be wrenched side to side with two derailleurs and a fairly rudimentary tensioning system I'd be right with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch99 View Post
    Personally i'd stump for a decent DID type tool, it will last a lifetime, and the finish i have found is perfect. Split links whilst i am sure they are fine, i have had sram powerlinks cone off whilst mountain biking, so i don't use.
    SRAM powerlinks aren't a split link, they're a bit of a crap design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Then don't hit them or fit them backwards
    Only had one chain with a rivet (My last one) and only reason was a friend has a slitter riveter tool (First of Vims link) Pin on tool bent to easily but partco sell the bits separate anyway and i think my problem may have been user error as it was my first time. I am yet to have a split link fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vimtozz View Post
    Right ive ordered this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    GREAT price and comes with clip lock Not sure why its so cheap but its x ring and sold by amazon themselves so we shall see.

    edit: i got it for 57. i noticed its just jumped too 107...
    Good practice to get Chain and sprocket kit. How do your sprockets look? Still got rounded edges and tips on teeth im sure it will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Then don't hit them or fit them backwards
    Sound advice.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    I bought the riviter in your amazon link and it worked fine and dandy for me, I think people have issues with these tools when they are used to remove the old chain when there's really no need to use anything other than a grinder.

    that chain that you've bought, are you sure it's a 520 that you need not a 525?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tafflade View Post

    that chain that you've bought, are you sure it's a 520 that you need not a 525?
    http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/yamaha/x..._sprocket_kit/

    Doubt the ABS model would differ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tafflade View Post
    I bought the riviter in your amazon link and it worked fine and dandy for me, I think people have issues with these tools when they are used to remove the old chain when there's really no need to use anything other than a grinder.

    that chain that you've bought, are you sure it's a 520 that you need not a 525?
    520 is standard on this bike. I could go 525.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    Good practice to get Chain and sprocket kit. How do your sprockets look? Still got rounded edges and tips on teeth im sure it will be fine.
    Im going 1 up on the front sprocket so buying all separately. My current chain has tight spots for some reason and its quite bad :/

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