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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-12-2005, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Replaced my chain yesterday. My old one was at the end of adjustment and had several kinks. Went with DID chain and Esjot sprockets. The right tool helps so I used a Motion Pro Jumbo chain tool (thanks Speedwerks). The chain I bought had 120 links, but my CBR uses 114. I practiced breaking chain on my old chain before I did my new one. I asked Speedwerks if the peened head had to be ground down to push the pin out of the chain, but Brian said no. I tried it both ways.

So breaking chain with the Jumbo was easy, even my new chain. After taking off the old sprockets and putting the new ones on, I linked my DID onto the old chain and pulled it around the sprockets. It fit.

Now I had to press on the side plate. Couldn't practice on this since DID only gives you one. I used my old calipers to measure the width across the side plates on the DID chain. I greased up the master link with the x-rings and started pressing on the side plate. Unfortunately, you cant measure accurately with the calipers how much the side plate is being pressed on. I got it as close as possible and took off the Jumbo. It was right on.

Now I had to rivet the master link. The great instructions with the Jumbo said to refer to the chain maker. I threw the DID box away now, but it was very vague about a round flare. So I started making a round flare in the rivet dimple with the Jumbo. So I'm on my hands and knees holding the jumbo on the chain and turning the bolts. I did a couple turns and unscrewed the Jumbo. It actually looked like a flare. I did the other one even better and was able to redo the first one. Tested it today and the chain stayed on.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-12-2005, 04:36 PM
 
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yup thats how mine is, i donthave the clip casue it just flys off, i have been riding with it for like 2 months now without it. and im still pullin wheelies and always on the gas.
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636... get that fixed...I've had a chain come off on the h/w at like 80 and it messed up ALOT of stuff!!

NW... looks good. Got to love those DiD's. I have the same chain and the riviting isn't that bad or hard.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-12-2005, 10:56 PM
 
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sounds good, and straight forward. Makes me wish i had put my chain on myself. I probably would have done a better job than the pig-f****rs that did.
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yup thats how mine is, i donthave the clip casue it just flys off, i have been riding with it for like 2 months now without it. and im still pullin wheelies and always on the gas.
Ummm...that is about as unsafe as you can get. Fix it before you hurt yourself or somebody else.


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Ummm...that is about as unsafe as you can get. Fix it before you hurt yourself or somebody else.


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I wish I had better pics of my bike after the chain came off from a bad install a guy did on it. It came off..chewed up the tire hugger, and undertail. Then ate the front sprocket cover, took out the water pump and oil pump, and scratched up the swing arm... it was not pretty....

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-14-2005, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Chainging the chain and sprockets is time consuming. Especially the first time. But the Jumbo tool is amazing. Just by changing pins and anvils, the tool breaks, tightens, and rivets. I could probably do the next one in an hour (not including putting on the rear wheel and alignment).

The new chain cured the light surging I had. The bike wasn't lean surging, it was the kinks in the old chain that were tightening and loosening. The bike is also quieter now. I could see the kinks in the chain, but the rear sprocket looked OK. The front sprocket, hidden under the fairing and slave cylinder, had some very curved teeth.

The Jumbo tool was over $100, but well worth it. It unscrews to a size smaller than the Honda tool kit (and probably more usefull). With my TWF discount, Speedwerks was the best price, had quick shipping and quickly followed up my e-mail questions. So there's no excuse for not fixing your chain or replacing it yourself next time.
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The bigger the better with chain breakers. It brads too.

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