View Full Version : chain tool recommendation needed
06-16-2003, 05:57 PM
what's everyone using for their chains (assembly, a grinder is pretty handy for removing)? looking to pick up something this week and local bike shops had nothing instock so it'll have to be ordered from somewhere.
using the DID "crush pin" type (rivet style?)
06-16-2003, 07:06 PM
I use the MotionPro chain breaker and riviter tool. Works great for me.
06-16-2003, 10:01 PM
Motion Pro make two quality levels of chain multitool: there's a cheapie often sold by motorcycle shops and a much more rugged model. After destroying a few of the former I bought one of the latter and it's a keeper.
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06-17-2003, 10:19 AM
yep, Ricky J
The tough Motion Pro jumbo tool is what we use too...their cheap one is junk.......it does everything, and will not ever break......like $130, but worth it.....we can get them, if anone needs one, plus I have spare chain breaking pins
06-17-2003, 01:29 PM
I just put a chain riveter tool on ebay. Its made by RK chains and is life long tough. Rivets every chain I have ever tried perfectly every time. The Motion Pro tool mentioned broke on me too. Don't know about the more expensive one.
Anyhow. The only reason I am selling the riveting tool is cause I have two and after having both for a few years I see I will not be needing the second. It is at $35 right now I believe so don't spend more than you have to on a new tool. The one I have on ebay is all you will ever need!
Look under the GSXR chain tool I think to access it or use my ebay seller name....curvecrazy.
06-17-2003, 02:18 PM
anybody in the philadelphia area have one they don't mind loaning out for the weekend (riveter).
Not sure what I'll end up buying, but there are some other tools I'd like to splurge on first and this I'll end up using two or three times at the most.
06-17-2003, 03:05 PM
What do you mean you will only use a chain riveter two or three times? You will use it on various bikes and other vehicles for life! It is a must have tool for the serious enthusiast.
An alternate would be to have your local shop put the rivet link on for you. Probably $10 at most. You really should buy the tool.
And on that note...definitely have extra rivet links on hand for all your motorcycles. Most handy in a pinch. No ask how I know.
06-17-2003, 05:31 PM
I meant I'll probally only change it myself 2-3 times. I'm doing it myself now because I've got 10 or so things going on with the bike I'm doing and since I've got the rear tire off, I thought I might as well do the sprocket and chain myself.
I agree, it's a tool I'd like to get, but limited funds for tools (still need full service on bike done, new tires, leather pants, full paint on bike, some other misc. things). Also need to get a decent torque wrench ($100 at least) all the while I'm trying to buy a house. Don't want to trailer the bike into the shop, so I thought borrowing one locally for now might be better than buying a crappy one.
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