Chan Rivet Tool to available to borrow near Buford, GA? - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom not limited to just one of the above models

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 09-16-2009, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
ro_manian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Buford, Georgia
Posts: 84
Chan Rivet Tool to available to borrow near Buford, GA?

Hello guys,

I'm doing my 1st chain replacement and I need the riveting tool. I'm a little reluctant to spend ~100 for a tool that I'll use 10 min every 2 years.

Does anyone has one that I can borrow, and is located near Buford, GA? If I break it, I'll buy it.

Or is better to just go ahead to do the obvious (buy the tool)?

PS: When I ordered the 525 Gold DID chain from amotostuff.com, I also ordered a clip-type link, not being aware that the chain comes with a rivet link in the box.

I'm thinking to put the clip link in, but I noticed the general consensus that the rivet is the way to go.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

That's for a K3 Vee, if that matters.
Adrian

Last edited by ro_manian; 09-16-2009 at 08:38 PM. Reason: added info
ro_manian is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 09-16-2009, 07:40 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
chris swann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: golden b.c. canada
Posts: 2,514
Send a message via MSN to chris swann Send a message via Yahoo to chris swann
hitchhike

i had to hitch hike many hundreds of miles once when my clip came off a chain

swann strom
chris swann is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 09-16-2009, 07:40 PM
$tromtrooper
 
LordSmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 2,378
Buford too far away to be of service, but I bought and used the one shown here for $25:

http://www.mikesxs.net/products-7.html

Make sure it is right for your chain. Use a dremel-like tool to grind off the rivets to break the chain. The chain I bought from amotostuff was something like 4 links too long (120 needed 116, IIRC), so I practiced a bit before the actual surgery - measure four times, cut once.

1985 Honda CB450SC (AUG04 - SEP09)
2004 Honda CN250 Helix (NOV09 - )
2006 Suzuki DL650 (MAR07 - APR15)
2014 BMW R1200GSW (APR14 - )
Lordsmoke, still refusing to obey the voices!
LordSmoke is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 Old 09-17-2009, 12:26 AM
steve68steve
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
[email protected]#@#%. I just bought one yesterday. I also recoiled at paying almost $100 for a tool I'll probably only use a few times.

Frankly, for what you get I don't think it's worth it. The one I got has a few different attachments (different anvils, jaws, whatever) for pressing, pushing the pin out (breaking) and riveting. It's fiddly to use and wants to come apart on you as you're using it. Also, it's still recommended that you grind the rivets down before attempting to break the chain.

I think if I could turn back the clock a day or two I'd pass on the tool and jury rig something with a C-clamp, punch, etc. There was a pretty recent thread on doing just this: changing chains with basic tools. There's nothing magical (or even convenient, IMLE) about the spendy tool.
post #5 of 6 Old 10-02-2009, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
ro_manian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Buford, Georgia
Posts: 84
I just bit the bullet

...and got one chain riveting kit. If anyone needs it, I'm up for loaning it. Leave cash deposit, use it, return it in good condition, get the money back. Break it, keep it.
ro_manian is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 10-02-2009, 07:31 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 97
ro manian,

Can't help you with a tool unless you were a little closer to PA, but before I bought mine, I did a chain with some simple hand tools. Here's what I used;

Chain and sprockets installed. Rear tire not installed.

Master link squeezed together with vise grips.

Place a vice or large heavy object on the floor behind the chain/masterlink. I didn't have a vice but used a piece of railroad rail (about 1' long).

With the large metal object as a backer, I used a simple punch and hammer to peen over the ends of the master link.

That was 3 years ago. I sold the bike to a friend. I don't know how many miles it has now, but it made a trip from NC to CA without problems.

The proper tool is more convenient and quicker, but not necessary.
carey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome