Chain riveting tool
andyburkard at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 22 07:35:01 PST 2007
for as often as I replace chains and sprockets - uh,
that'd be 1 time so far since i've owned my GPz - I've
simply taken my new chain to a shop to have them rivet
it rather than dinking around with the tools (good or
bad). I took my chain in loose, which meant i also
got to use the opportunity to lube the swing arm
bearings - an area kawasaki deemed a necessary place
to be extremely sparing on the grease packing.
swing arm removal is really not a big deal, and given
the weight / stress produced, i'd rather go with an
endless chain vs master link.
just my opinion.
--- Steve Northrop <blackgpz at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
> I tried using that same tool once and it's barely
> adequate for a 530 chain.
> Glad I borrowed it instead of bought it, I thought
> it was a POS. This is the
> tool to get. It's a duplicate of tool offered by DID
> for riveting their
> chains. It's foolproof and very heavy duty. Two
> thumbs up from me!
> Steve in Western NY
> '96 GPZ1100
> '02 Daytona 955i
> "You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Julian Solomensky" <jsolo at solo-tek.com>
> To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:52 AM
> Subject: Re: Chain riveting tool
> > Hello D,
> > Get a few extra master links.
> > FIrst time I did it I busted 3 master links before
> I got it right.
> > Also went through 2 pins in the tool.
> > 2nd time around (30 or 35K miles later) I got it
> right the first time.
> > I got my motion pro tool from jc whitney.. It was
> $90 or so at the time.
> > This is the fancy deluxe tool.
> > The last chain I got came with special removable
> spacers that went in the
> > link to protect the rubber xrings. After you
> press/peen the pins, you
> > remove the spacers.
> > I got a EK 530 ZVX chain last time from ebay.
> $150 shipped. For stock
> > fitment you need 112 links. I got the 120 link
> and broke it to the size
> > needed.
> > Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 11:43:16 PM, you
> >> Hey gang,
> >> I have a new chain and rivet link on order. I
> would like to do the rivet
> >> link myself instead of taking it to the
> stealership. Anyone out there
> >> have
> >> a riviet tool they would like to loan me? (or
> sell for a bargin price).
> >> Any
> >> wisdom on dos and don'ts for this project?
> >> Thanks
> >> Dennis P
> >> 95 RED
> >> Orem UT
> >> Countin down to the FANDANGO - 122 days
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> > --
> > Best regards,
> > Julian
> mailto:jsolo at solo-tek.com
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