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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2002, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Chain Replacement

Ok fellas, back on the subject of chains. I mentioned earlier I was going to replace the chain and sprockets on my CB. The current chain, like most street bikes, and both my DR and KLX, don't have master links, the chains don't end. Instead of having the shop break the chain, and put the new one on, I'm thinking of doing it myself. I've never done this without the use of a masterlink. I'm guessing I'll need a chain breaker to get the old chain off, but how does the new one go back on? I'm figuring if I buy the necessary tools, instead of paying to have it done, I'll have them next time. I need some help here fellas.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 03:00 AM
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Re: Chain Replacement

I have a 99 ZX-7R, it also does'nt have a master link.
You'll need a breaker to break it. When you do get a new chain you will HAVE to use a master link. I think just the stock chains are continuous links. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: Chain Replacement

when i went to shorten the chain when i had the xr it had a masterlink...if yours doesn't, just do what i did, take a grinder to it, buzz the chain off, the replacement chain BETTER have a masterlink..if it does just run the chain through the front sprocket and adjust the back wheel as necessary to connect the two ends....i know...the grinder idea was goof...but it worked, i sliced two links out in a matter of about 10 seconds...
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Yep, a right angle grinder will work. Just grind the ends of the pins off one link, use a punch to drive them out and you're good to go with the new chain.
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Or just take the swingarm off.... a good excuse to do the bearings.
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Naw use a big set of bolt cutters [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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leave it to kyron....
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post #8 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2002, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Chain Replacement

I guess I'll try the grinder method to remove it, I'm just not sure a master link is the right way to go on something that will be spinning that fast. If that's the only way to go though, I guess that's it. I'll probably as the fellas about it at the shop when I order the chain and sprockets.
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