Motorcycle Chain Install for Dummies How To Tutorial Harbor Freight Chain Breaker Rivet
Since my review on this cheap chain breaker/installer was so popular, I decided that it may be more helpful if I actually walk-the-walk. Tools used: brain, harbor freight chain breaker, big c-clamp, calipers. All available from HF for $30, except for the brain.
*I am a trained professional, risk of death or injury may occur, do not do this without proper training :)
Howto: Replace Your Motorcycle Chain and Sprockets in 10 mins
I finally got around to picking up some SV650 sprockets and a new chain. The old chain that just came off was actually now in worse shape than the even older chain that came off of it a few months ago. The old sprockets were a little beat up, so I decided to just change it all!
So here's the whole job in just about 10 minutes!
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Motorcycle Sprocket & Chain Install Part 2
Part 2 deals with the master link and riveting, chain tension and rear wheel alignment. As always this is NOT a how to video, but rather a video to give you the idea. It always looks easier on film with the editing. An improperly installed master link can lead to chain failure and possible serious injury !!!!!!!!
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Chain and Sprocket Replacement
This is the chain and sprocket replacement on my CBR 600 F4i. But it is universal for many different motorcycles with different kits. You will need the chain and sprocket set for your specific motorcycle, chain tool, dremil, socket wreches, and allen keys. This took about an hour real time and was the first time ive ever done it. Easy but just takes time and effort.
How To Use A Motorcycle Chain Breaker Tool
Here's that link I mentioned for explaining chain sizes:
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Dirt Bike Chain and Sprocket Installation
http://www.bikebandit.com?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-chain-and-sprocket-installation This BikeBandit.com How To Video overviews Dirt Bike Chain and Sprocket Installation with Steve Matthes and was produced by Transworld Motocross.
With the amount of torque put down by modern dirt bikes, they've got quite the appetite for chains and sprockets. Fortunately replacing them is quick work with the right parts and tools. Whether you're just replacing a sprocket, a worn out chain or are going for all three, BikeBandit.com has the dirt bike parts you need to get back riding. Stock OEM replacement sprockets and chains for dirt bikes can be found at http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-chain-and-sprocket-installation
Aftermarket sprockets for dirt bikes are going to be a bit longer lasting depending on the model, so you'll want to choose wisely. You can save a buck here and there, but that often means that you'll end up replacing chains and sprockets on a dirt bike at a greater frequency. Aftermarket dirt bike sprockets can be found on our website at http://www.bikebandit.com/sprockets/cm/a697344?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-chain-and-sprocket-installation and aftermarket chains can be found at http://www.bikebandit.com/chains/c/a697193?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-chain-and-sprocket-installation
It's a good idea to do a thorough inspection before proceeding with any work or placing an order for parts for a dirt bike. Things like chain sliders and rollers may need to be replaced as well. OEM chain sliders and chain rollers for dirt bikes can be found within our OEM parts section at http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-chain-and-sprocket-installation, aftermarket chain sliders can be found at http://www.bikebandit.com/chain-sliders/cm/a729377?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-chain-and-sprocket-installation and aftermarket chain rollers are located at http://www.bikebandit.com/chain-rollers/cm/a710843?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-chain-and-sprocket-installation
You may find our dirt bike chain adjustment and lubrication how to video helpful for this procedure which can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsBycase5vw
How To Adjust Your Motorcycle Chain
CanyonChasers use their venerable SV650 to walk you through the process of adjusting a motorcycle chain and ensuring that the rear wheel is properly aligned so that you'll get the most life out of your chain and sprockets.
In depth chain installation replacement rivet tool cheap harbor freight 530 motorcycle
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The concept of the rivet tool is analogous to using a regular c-clamp. This c-clamp's job is to smash the pin so it permanently deforms the material thus locking the pin in. The KEY CONCEPTS for doing this: grease the system (or motor oil), put the spare tip in backwards at the other end (see video!), DO NOT OVER COMPRESS the pin (match the clearance between links to that of neighboring factory link clearance), and make sure you measure at least 0.010" larger pin diameter.
*The spare pin, that is in backwards, acts as the backer. This holds the other end of the pin as you are crushing the pin in. To use this as a chain breaker, simply remove the spare pin; since there is not a backer, the pin will be pressed through.
Comment if you have questions or if the explanation doesn't make sense. I did bend the tip a little, but I could have pressed more rivets; and it comes with a spare tip. A 530 DID o-ring chain is shown in the video installed on a Honda CBR1000F.
Comment regarding using a hammer/chisel:
I tried the hammer chisel method to set the rivet. I could not get it to work. I tried multiple angles; 4 and 3 edge too. You have to use the correct tool machined at the proper geometry, probably tool steel hardened to 55+ HRC. I was unsuccessful, I did not measure any change in outer diameter of the pin. I went easy on it...if you start hitting it really hard, you will bend your sprocket.
fat tired minibike in the snow
First ride on my fat minibike. Brake wasnt adjusted yet so i couldnt open it up too much and it didnt have the seat yet but its a great bike. I built it entirely myself out of an old swing set and a honda gc160engine.