Fitting a chain
Posted December 19, 2007 - 02:49 AM
Just bought a new O ring chain and new sprockets. There are 118 links on the chain, do I have to take any off or will it be ok this length. Also is ok to use a grinder to grind the top off the pin if I need to remove a link.
Many thanks for any help
Posted December 19, 2007 - 06:54 AM
Posted December 19, 2007 - 12:21 PM
Yes, dremmel or grind the pin down, doesn't matter if you go too deep, the part you'll damage will be discarded anyways.
Set on vise opened just wider than pin and drive it through using a drift.
Have fun getting the new oring chain on sounds like you're new to this so - the way I do it is to use a clamp and 2 nuts as an aid. First, get the master link in from the rear with 2 orings placed on it already connecting the two chain ends, place 2 more orings on the protruding legs, place the flat link on the pins, set the 2 nuts on the link with a pin in the middle of each nut and screw the clamp down - you'll actually "feel" it setting itself - if the clamp head doesn't cover both nuts, get a steel plate or something that will, loosen clamp, link should stay in place, push the clip on with the round (closed) edge in the direction of chain travel.