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    Default d.i.d chains

    Why the .. do i have to rivet the chain?

    I expected it to be a simple job like before with just a clip but apparently it requires riveting using their 100 tool

    Must i buy this tool or are there other methods, cheaper tools?


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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    I think there are much cheaper chain tools which should do the job. I'm sure I did it with two hammers many years ago but I'm canny canny like. Some people say a spring clip link is fine but it'd worry me.

    edit - that was in response to your first post. 15 quid seems about the bottom price for a chain tool. Back in my day cheapt tools were shit but they may be ok these days.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Buy a split link. Drama queens will tell you rivits are saver but still have both my feet.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Would this be sufficient? because i can prime it. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-...ain+rivet+tool

    or should i try source this? http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Produc...54KhoCpffw_wcB

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    Buy a split link. Drama queens will tell you rivits are saver but still have both my feet.
    I wouldn't feel very safe with a split link and 180 gee gees

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    I've always used two hammers. Then again, I have a lot of hammers.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    I've always used two hammers. Then again, I have a lot of hammers.
    How do you use 2 hammers while holding the rivet thing with the chains on the bike and not on a flat surface?

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    I always fitted a split link and then rode to my local friend bike shop for them to peen the soft link correctly.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by vimtozz View Post
    How do you use 2 hammers while holding the rivet thing with the chains on the bike and not on a flat surface?
    Skillz.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    Skillz.
    coool ceya later today.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I wouldn't feel very safe with a split link and 180 gee gees
    That is very interesting Walter but Vim does not have 180 gee gees does he?

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    That is very interesting Walter but Vim does not have 180 gee gees does he?
    nope, dont even have 80 lol. 70hp is my dyno result.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    My Z1100 has a split link on it's 630 chain. Split links are fine, if the ends of the pins have any load on them your chain is seriously out of alignment.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Fitting a rivet link is really quite simple. I have used two hammers many times, also cheap and more expensive rivet tools. By far the easiest is the expensive rivet tools but cheap ones work well enough for several chains, and using two hammers also work but you may need some instruction if you are asking about it here. Take care and make sure you know what you are doing as the consequence of failure could be life threatening.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    My Z1100 has a split link on it's 630 chain. Split links are fine, if the ends of the pins have any load on them your chain is seriously out of alignment.
    What spring links can't handle is hitting things or being fitted backwards.

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