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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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sprockets and chain help

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I'm new here but was wondering is someone could help me out. I have an 01 929 and i just swapped out the 16tooth front sprocket with a 15 and kept the rear at 43teeth with of course a new chain. but now i want to take another link out, can i still take out the same master link and pop it back in or to i have to buy another main link? also what is the best way to put it back together does somebody make a chain press since there is no real "master link".
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 09:39 PM
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Did the new chain have a replaceble/rivit in link?

If so, yes, remove that to shorten. Then replace. They are not re-useable.

But I am forced to point out a problem with your setup. You never replaced your rear sprocket. The front, rear sprocket, and chain work as a team. Now you only replaced 2 out of 3. The old rear sprocket will prematurly wear the new chain and it will meet up with the front and wear that out prematurely as well.

But if that doesn't worry you. Let's think about what you are trying to do.

*-*-%-*-*
^chain^
- inner link
* outer link
& master link which is a outer link

Now the master link is a outer link. So remove it..
*-*- -*-*

If you only remove 1 it won't mate up.
*-*- *-*

The master link is a outer link. So a outer won't mate to a outer.

So you have to remove 2 more a outer and a inner.
*-*- -*

Then replace the master rivit link
*-*-%-*

But now you are 2 links shy. Understand?

Please understand I'm just trying to help. No attack... ask anybody around here... they'll tell you... I'm a straight shooter and will always help.




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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 09:46 PM
 
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gas man is correct taking out 1 link is not an option... if you look at your chain you will find that one link is inside the other so if you remove an outer link you cant just connect the two outers together so you need to remove two regular links and replace the removed master link... so you will be short... the chain should have some slack not totally tight.......
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 10:17 PM
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And why take out 1 more link anyway? Is the wheel all the way back in the swingarm with no more outward adjustment and the chain is still too loose?




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