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 Post subject: Chain Breaker / Riviting
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:23 pm 
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[attachment=0]Hi All looking for a chain Breaker / Riviter tool, seen several cheap ones but these two look significantly better than others.

Just wonder if anybody had bad experiences with the cheaper version?


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 Post subject: Re: Chain Breaker / Riviting
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:14 pm 
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Greetings,

These look rather like workshop based tools and a bit too large and heavy to carry on a bike :shock: Joel might have both of them in his knapsack though :lol:

I carry the Motion Pro tool which is much smaller plus a chain clamp which helps with 'o' ring chains.

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 Post subject: Re: Chain Breaker / Riviting
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:55 pm 
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Being a tight bastard, I use an eBay £15 (£10?) copy of the motion pro one...had it three years, it's been fine, sometimes the 'push pin' bends, but I just hammer it back, I also use it to press on the oring plate..not really made for this but I WILL NOT BE BEATEN...! Your mileage may vary... As ever.


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 Post subject: Re: Chain Breaker / Riviting
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:16 pm 
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Ps, did you get it started ? And was it the valves ?...


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 Post subject: Re: Chain Breaker / Riviting
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:17 pm 
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Option for chain clamp........if you look at the left hand side of the chain in photo, you will clearly see the chain has 4 plates. The 2 INSIDE plates have a larger diameter hole than the outside plates, I superglue 2 of these inside plates together and they fit comfortably over the rivets / spindle whatever, and compress the O / X rings with a small "G" clamp.......job done Yorkshire style :D

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 Post subject: Re: Chain Breaker / Riviting
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:22 pm 
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the last time I fitted a chain on my KTM 350, I got a bit fed up with the split link clip wearing thin every two to three rides. The chain guide wasn't visibly rubbing, so I took the decision to switch to a rivet link. Not having the tool to do this, I bought the cheap one (as per Peter's pic) off of ebay, and was pleasantly surprised when it did the job perfectly.

I haven't tried it for breaking links, but having broken the pins on chain breakers in the past, I always (assuming I'm at home) use a grinder followed by a punch.

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 Post subject: Re: Chain Breaker / Riviting
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:35 am 
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Soft rivet links are totally the way to go, fit and forget... Splits will bite you in the ass if not constantly replaced...


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 Post subject: Re: Chain Breaker / Riviting
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:36 am 
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But did you get it started ?.... Report please..


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 Post subject: Re: Chain Breaker / Riviting
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:20 am 
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Joel wrote:
But did you get it started ?.... Report please..

Hi Joel,
Changed the shims on 2 of the valves, they are now at the max specified gap other two are bang in middle of tolerance. Bike still not starting from cold on the button but will start first or second kick, then starts on the button.
Not fixed everything yet as found a small hole in a water hose, new parts arrived but not yet fitted.

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 Post subject: Re: Chain Breaker / Riviting
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:05 am 
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Sounds like a poor starting issue to me ;)

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