need rivet chain tool ASAP!

4 replies to this topic
  • sirthumpalot

Posted February 13, 2002 - 02:41 PM


Help, save my weekend please!!

Wife picked up my chain today, little did I know it came with a rivet type masterlink instead of a clip type, AAAHHH!!! Anyone know who sells rivet chain tools and ships overnight? I checked everywhere I can think of with no luck. :D

They also sent me a @*$&^@%! aluminum rear sprocket instead of steel.. So now I have a $140 chain to go on an aluminum sprocket... :) :D :D I want to ride this weekend, AAHHHH!!!!

  • fastkevin

Posted February 13, 2002 - 03:26 PM


Dude, your local dealer should carry master links. It would probably be easier to buy a clip type link and put it on .
Option #2-their mechanics will have a rivet tool, you could roll on in there with your bike.
#3 would be calling Motion Pro

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  • zx7king

Posted February 13, 2002 - 03:29 PM



Try these guys, used them a lot when I was roadracing: Street and Competition They are good people to deal with, very good to racers.

Also, try: Lockhart Phillips They are cool too, sponsored me when i was racing.

hope this helps make the weekend,

-- charles

  • sirthumpalot

Posted February 13, 2002 - 04:25 PM


Thanks guys! Fear the riveters are not less than $75 (the motion pro was over $100), wow sticker shock! Think I will hit the shop tomorrow to see if they will rivet it for me or if they have a clip type link in stock. Thanks again!

  • Chris_Slade

Posted February 13, 2002 - 05:58 PM


Thumpalot, my dad still has his old chain breaker from way back in to 70' great. We ALWAYS have it with us. What happens if you break a chain on a ride and need to rivet in a masterlink to repair it?? You should buy one anyways....they will save you eventually (it did me when my chain snapped one day!), and they last forever and a half (as all tools will!) Always carry a masterlink or two in your toolbox too!
WIth a 400+ cc 4 stroker, it's only a matter of time before that chain gives way to the power....unless you replace the chain every 6 months (yeah freakin right...!)

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