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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Chain Question.

I'm scared to post this with all the tensions running high (pun?)

Are there certain types of chains that you cannot use the breaker tool?

I ordered this chain: "EK 525 SRX Quadra X-Ring Motorcycle Chain", and bought a cheap breaker and broke the breaker (stripped the threads) without breaking the chain.

Some on the board know first hand I'm not too swift with maintenance, but what did I do wrong?

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you need to grind off the rivit heads before pressing, you will break any tool unless you do this

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does your cheap tool have a rivit master link attachment to flare the pins once you get it together? this may be a more involved job than you may think.
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you need to gring off the rivit heads before pressing, you will break any tool unless you do this


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plus if you dont grind off the heads the flared end will drag through the roller on its way apart, this is a bearing surface and it would messs it up
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Well, shit they didn't do that on youtube

Time to make an appointment.

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I have a motion pro heavy duty breaker, that ive never had to grind the rivets on, it depends on the tool, and that particular piece is made for that only. The high dollar Chain tool I have can be used as a breaker, but not nearly as heavy duty, and would break if I tried to use it that way. Grinding though is probably best practice.

Id be happy to replace your chain for you in my garage including setting the new master correctly with a flair if you can get out to Oswego IL. If so let me know. I will suggest that you change your sprockets at the same time.

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Well, shit they didn't do that on youtube

Time to make an appointment.

Thanks fellas.
I can help you with this if you would like. I'm close by and have the tools we need. Give me a call.

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I have a motion pro heavy duty breaker, that ive never had to grind the rivets on, it depends on the tool, and that particular piece is made for that only. The high dollar Chain tool I have can be used as a breaker, but not nearly as heavy duty, and would break if I tried to use it that way. Grinding though is probably best practice.

Id be happy to replace your chain for you in my garage including setting the new master correctly with a flair if you can get out to Oswego IL. If so let me know. I will suggest that you change your sprockets at the same time.
Kegger, That is extremely kind, I'm going to take you up on the offer. My sister lives in Yorkville so that would work out well. I will be out of the country until 7/5, but I will make arrangements after that via PM.

My wife told me to take it to someone who knows what the hell they were doing as I sat at the kitchen table with my new chain breaker in three pieces, so she'll be pleased.

Thanks... ralph

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Kegger, That is extremely kind, I'm going to take you up on the offer. My sister lives in Yorkville so that would work out well. I will be out of the country until 7/5, but I will make arrangements after that via PM.

My wife told me to take it to someone who knows what the hell they were doing as I sat at the kitchen table with my new chain breaker in three pieces, so she'll be pleased.

Thanks... ralph
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i always do in Oswego... nap time!

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