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Old 11-07-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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Installing a new chain and sprockets...

I will be installing my new chain and sprockets sometime this week and would some input in term of best practices and lessons learned from past experiences. I have a 2002 Yamaha R1 and basically have OEM chain and sprockets (14-frnt, 43-rear, 530 [114 links]). Thanks in advance folks...

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Anybody know where I can go to get my chain cut down or does anyone have a chain cutter I can borrow?
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:20 PM   #2
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Wow, you expect a full answer in 20 minutes? You couldn't even do a search or you would have discovered the full write up I did, so I guess if you're too busy to hit the search button I'm too busy to give you the link.

Tough luck, huh?
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Use a dremal to cut the chain to size but you will need a special tool for pressing the master link.
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Wow, you expect a full answer in 20 minutes? You couldn't even do a search or you would have discovered the full write up I did, so I guess if you're too busy to hit the search button I'm too busy to give you the link.

Tough luck, huh?
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:23 PM   #6
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Use a dremal to cut the chain to size but you will need a special tool for pressing the master link.
Preciate it Moody...

...on another note, do you think I'll need an air gun to remove the front sprocket?
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Preciate it Moody...

...on another note, do you think I'll need an air gun to remove the front sprocket?
A breaker bar usually works. Put it in gear and have someone stomp on the rear brake.
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A breaker bar usually works. Put it in gear and have someone stomp on the rear brake.
Yeah the guy at the shop had said a breaker bar (though he called it a "cheat bar" or som'n) should do the trick...just depends on the size- according to him...thanks again, hopefully this isn't one of those things that takes a day or two to do due to my lack of tools...:/: Thanks again for the "constructive" input though Moody... others weren't so capable
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...guess it wasn't so hard huh...?
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The biggest part is that you need the tool for the master link.
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another trick is to put something through your swingarm and rear wheel so you can apply torque wo the cheat bar without adding that stress to your transmission. you could use a crow bar/pry bar with a towell wrapped around it(to protect your painted parts) and you should be good to go.
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The biggest part is that you need the tool for the master link.
What about two sets of vise grip pliers? In a pinch?
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I have a cutter, but im a good ways away from you. I will be up in the woodlands area tomorrow some time, if you want a hand.
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I just use a dremel tool with a cutoff wheel. If you need some help holler, I am right around the corner....

I used my air impact to remove the front sprocket. I have a chain rivet tool, but the bolt is broke. I am thinking I need to come up with something using my air chisel.. I will play with that tomorrow and see what I can come up with.
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hmmmm air chisel, i havnt used mine in a while, hopefully there is something on my car that i can use it on, when i jump into that monster next month.
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A breaker bar usually works. Put it in gear and have someone stomp on the rear brake.
Make sure you loosen up the front sprocket bolt before you remove the chain.
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