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Old 11-26-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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I need some advice...mechanically inclined pleae look!

Okay, here is the deal....My buddy was out riding his dirtbike last weekend and the chain snapped and doubled up (actually, quadrupled up) between the frame and the front sprocket. We are riding this Friday and Thursday night we have to tackle this and put on a new chain. I'm hoping we can remove this one without having to drop the swingarm, etc. Any advice before I go apeshit on this thing? Tools recommended?
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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get a hand grinder and go ape on it.
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get a hand grinder and go ape on it.
as in an angle grinder? I got a dremel, but no grinder...however, I think they are cheap at Harbor Freight.

I got a dremel tool with cut off wheels. Ya think that will work?
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as in an angle grinder? I got a dremel, but no grinder...however, I think they are cheap at Harbor Freight.

I got a dremel tool with cut off wheels. Ya think that will work?
If you have a LOT of wheels, and a few days!
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If you cut one link and remove the sprocket guard, you may be able to get the countershaft sprocket off. I think you would be home free, then.
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as in an angle grinder? I got a dremel, but no grinder...however, I think they are cheap at Harbor Freight.

I got a dremel tool with cut off wheels. Ya think that will work?
NO dremel, that aint going to do on that chain but waist your time. tell that fool to go buy a cheap grinder from a shop and wear it out.
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If you cut one link and remove the sprocket guard, you may be able to get the countershaft sprocket off. I think you would be home free, then.
nah, i don't think so, you're going to have to cut out some of the chain in the bunched up area, then you could pry it out or knock it out with a hammer and chisel or punch.
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If you cut one link and remove the sprocket guard, you may be able to get the countershaft sprocket off. I think you would be home free, then.
I don't think so....he took the chain guard off and removed the "C" clip and said that it wouldn't budge. Anyone know what holds these countershafts in place? Certainly, a "C" clip isn't all that's on there. It doesn't have a nut like on my sportbike.

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NO dremel, that aint going to do on that chain but waist your time. tell that fool to go buy a cheap grinder from a shop and wear it out.
It's what I got, dude.

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nah, i don't think so, you're going to have to cut out some of the chain in the bunched up area, then you could pry it out or knock it out with a hammer and chisel or punch.
this is what I was thinking. So Harbor Frieght, here I come. Thanks James.
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nah, i don't think so, you're going to have to cut out some of the chain in the bunched up area, then you could pry it out or knock it out with a hammer and chisel or punch.
It was the only thing I could think of. I know it's a long shot. One way or another, it will suck!
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I'm not so sure a 4" angle Grinder is gonna fit in that area, ya think?

Show me a link or pic of the tool you are suggesting James.
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I don't think so....he took the chain guard off and removed the "C" clip and said that it wouldn't budge. Anyone know what holds these countershafts in place? Certainly, a "C" clip isn't all that's on there. It doesn't have a nut like on my sportbike.



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this is what I was thinking. So Harbor Frieght, here I come. Thanks James.

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I'm not so sure a 4" angle Grinder is gonna fit in that area, ya think?

Show me a link or pic of the tool you are suggesting James.
a 4" grinder should fit in there, what size bike is it, 250/450? should be enough room there.
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you freaking wussies, if i had the grinder i'd do it for you.
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a 4" grinder should fit in there, what size bike is it, 250/450? should be enough room there.
KX250...identical to mine. I looked at it last night on my bike and I'm not so sure a 4" grinder will get in there. Maybe if I could drop the shift lever, but with the chain in there, I don't think there is enough slack to get the shifter off the splines.
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you freaking wussies, if i had the grinder i'd do it for you.
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you're not going to be putting 4 inches in that area (you know, it's just like home) all you need is the edge of the blade on the chain.
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you're not going to be putting 4 inches in that area (you know, it's just like home) all you need is the edge of the blade on the chain.
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alright, gonna pick up one of these on my way out of town....this is what you are suggesting, correct?

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I've got that same grinder. Just take off the guard and handle, get some cutoff wheels from Harbor Freight and you should be able to get it. I paid $15.00 for the grinder and $5.99 for a 10-pack of cutoff wheels. I use it all the time and it works great! The biggest thing is to TAKE YOUR TIME! You should be able to get in there sideways and cut straight through most of it. You could also take the sprocket cover off and cut the outside plates of the chain off and remove the sprocket possibly.
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that'll work danny, sure is cheap too.
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