Chain riveting tool
Posted October 26, 2006 - 06:32 PM
Posted October 26, 2006 - 06:55 PM
I have the RK chain break and riveting tool for 520/530 chains and it is a very good quality unit that will last for years. I need it for my R1 so I buy rivet master style chains for my dirt bikes as well. Old school but very reliable compared to the clip.
Posted October 26, 2006 - 07:26 PM
Posted October 26, 2006 - 08:21 PM
Posted October 26, 2006 - 08:46 PM
Posted October 26, 2006 - 09:27 PM
I ground my new chain apart when I bought the bike new and installed a clip type master link. These will work great as long as you keep a few things in mind. First, the clip must go on only one way, second, as the ends of the master link pins wear down from the chain blocks/guides, replace the master link. And if you do remove the clip, replace it with new as soon as you can.
I have had master clips that I caught before they failed(they were close). TMD and other chain guides that flex around and rub the sides of the chain can doi it. I recently put a new chian on and used my DID rivet tool. It really is a nice way to go and gives good peace of mind. I can't fathom needing to take apart a DID X ring chain in the field anymore. They are just bulletproof.I for one will not miss the master link.
Posted October 27, 2006 - 03:01 AM