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Old 06-25-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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chain sprocket kit install questions

okay I got a vortex sprocket kit and EK chain i installed and torqued down things to spec except the rear wheel and this is why.

the rear wheel is as far back as it can go and my chain is super super loose as u can see from pics. is the chain too long?? is 120 links

2nd question is this a rivet chain or a clip type chain? if its a rivet whats the clip for???

lastly should the vortex lettering on the front sprocket face me or the bike iIhave it facing the bike and then i put the spacer on the torqued down.

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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1. i guess you did not get the right link count for your bike, but you can use chain breaker to take extra links off.

2. it looks like it is rivet master link, you will need the rivet tool to flare the rivets to hold down the plate.

3. picture #4 is for the clip on mater link, your chain might have come with both (rivet and clip master links)

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so i can put the clip in front of the master link instead of riveting it?
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I had to take my chain down from 120 to 118. You can use either that clip link or rivot the link, not both. Most people will say the clip is no good, but I have friends that use a clip link with out problems.
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I had to take my chain down from 120 to 118. You can use either that clip link or rivot the link, not both. Most people will say the clip is no good, but I have friends that use a clip link with out problems.
yea not planning using the clip for a long time just need to get the bike to a shop to get riveted on. just cant seem to be able to get the clip on any piointers??

so i need to to take 2 links off?
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u need to trim the chain down to fit. (remove links) as for master link get some pliers and pinch it together and slide/pop the clip on.
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yea not planning using the clip for a long time just need to get the bike to a shop to get riveted on. just cant seem to be able to get the clip on any piointers??

so i need to to take 2 links off?
Go by Cycle Gear and get the chain tool kit, it works great. I've used it to put on chains for 2 years now. Here are the instructions:
http://www.motionpro.com/documents/p...58.I8-0058.pdf

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yea not planning using the clip for a long time just need to get the bike to a shop to get riveted on. just cant seem to be able to get the clip on any piointers??

so i need to to take 2 links off?
That chain looks to long, count the links on the chain you took off, your new chain should be the same. Line them up they should be close.

YouTube has a few good videos to help you out.

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I went -1 +2 should the new chain still be the same as the stock setup I took Off?
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You asked if it should be the same, it should. That said, it's obvious that you either got the wrong kit, or the chain is mispackaged.
Did you verify sprocket size to what you took off?
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Get the chain tools, and press your links.
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i have chain tools (to break and rivet the chain) that you can borrow, i work in Tomball, stay at galleria area. let me know.
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You asked if it should be the same, it should. That said, it's obvious that you either got the wrong kit, or the chain is mispackaged.
Did you verify sprocket size to what you took off?
yea checked all 3 are 520

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that would be great I have a buddy looking for his if he does not find it I will def get a hold of u thanks
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No, I meant number of teeth.
Yes 15f 45r
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do it yourself

Unless you are racing with a 1000 plus cc bike you absolutly do not need a rivet type master link. Clip type is plenty strong and you don't need a press or a punch. use a dremel tool to cut your chain down to size and use your clip type master... Done. if you want to use your rivet type, just use a BB or buck shot with vice grips to set the rivets. now watch my non technical video and hit like please.
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This is a good chance to shorten your wheel base and exploit that 600's advantages. !!!!!!
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Buck shot and vice grip? Haha I like the way u think sir.
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