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Old 06-10-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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How difficult is it to change your own chain and sprockets?

I've been wanting to get more hands on with any future bike I buy. Would there be anyone in the League City area that would care to help teach me
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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How difficult is it to change your own chain and sprockets?

I've been wanting to get more hands on with any future bike I buy. Would there be anyone in the League City area that would care to help teach me
Its really simple, do you have a service manual for your bike yet? The rear sprocket just bolts on and off the rear rim, front sprocket usually with one large bolt. Chain installing the chain is pretty easy from there.
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Its really simple, do you have a service manual for your bike yet? The rear sprocket just bolts on and off the rear rim, front sprocket usually with one large bolt. Chain installing the chain is pretty easy from there.
No clue if I have the manual, I haven't bought the bike just yet.

Hopefully someone who live near me has a chain breaker and would have some time to help a brotha out.
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No clue if I have the manual, I haven't bought the bike just yet.

Hopefully someone who live near me has a chain breaker and would have some time to help a brotha out.
Rivits and breaks the chain
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all the bikes on your list are either sold, or were stolen.. What bike is it that you are talking about doing this to? I can better help you on how difficult it would be. And also, do you have a truck? (a way to transport a motorcycle)?
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It's not too hard, but you need some specific tools to do it and maybe some larger sockets depending on your bike. I had to go get a big socket for the front sprocket and a chain tool kit - i broke the first pusher.. It takes some finesse to get the master link right.

STG has a couple of good videos that explain the process really well but thats only if you can bear listening to Brian Van talk for that long.
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all the bikes on your list are either sold, or were stolen.. What bike is it that you are talking about doing this to? I can better help you on how difficult it would be. And also, do you have a truck? (a way to transport a motorcycle)?
this will be on a 2007 gsxr750 that i'm buying either today or tomorrow time permitting.

i dont have a truck nor a trailer, so that sucks as well.
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It's pretty easy. I'm about to change mine again. Need to buy/borrow a chain tool first though.
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It's pretty easy. I'm about to change mine again. Need to buy/borrow a chain tool first though.
how much time on average would it take...say while drinking a few beers
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1-2 hours. Breaking the chain and riviting the link take the longest. Measure 5x and cut once. LOL
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Most times I find just sawing the chain through easier than grinding rivets and using a chain tool. This is the only blade that will do it, takes 5 minutes tops.
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Roughly an hour, hour and a half taking your time to make sure it is done right. Like Silverbullet I also just cut my old chain off. If we can get a chain tool we can both do ours at the same time since we live close to each other.
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Roughly an hour, hour and a half taking your time to make sure it is done right. Like Silverbullet I also just cut my old chain off. If we can get a chain tool we can both do ours at the same time since we live close to each other.
if that link to the harborfreight chain breaker is all we need, I can pick it up.
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if that link to the harborfreight chain breaker is all we need, I can pick it up.
I typically only use that to rivit the chain, to "break" the old one I find it faster to just cut it off with a heavy cut off wheel.
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I'm about to change my chain and sprockets sometime this week. depends on when it comes in...
you can come and watch how is done if you like...
and I have an '07 750 gixxer.

hey Princess, you can come change it at my shop if you want, I got all the tools needed...
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I'm about to change my chain and sprockets sometime this week. depends on when it comes in...
you can come and watch how is done if you like...
and I have an '07 750 gixxer.

hey Princess, you can come change it at my shop if you want, I got all the tools needed...
wheres your shop at? I'll probably end up going +2/-1 like my previous bikes unless there's something i'm not aware of.

i haven't had time to research this suzuki. i literally bought it 2 days after i saw the CL ad
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wheres your shop at? I'll probably end up going +2/-1 like my previous bikes unless there's something i'm not aware of.

i haven't had time to research this suzuki. i literally bought it 2 days after i saw the CL ad
I'm by 290 and 610, princess knows where it is. at least I hope he remembers

I'm keeping mine stock for street riding, not planning to do much track with it.
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Takes about 20 minutes. If you need help with it. PM me and ill give you a hand.
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