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09-01-2014 05:02 PM
teevee so, a quick trip to lowes and several dollars later, i brought home a fancy digital caliper. as it turns out, my first go round looked so smooth and clean because the rivets were barely spread--.3mms.

broke out the PBR tool and cranked 'em down again. now i've got a nice 1.1 mm spread on each.

thanks for the help and advice!
09-01-2014 02:32 PM
knotzilla
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the pbr tool comes with a handle that screws in to hold on to it while cranking the press part.

i used an open end wrench then i tried a ratchet for more torque. i don't see any spreading at all. i may give it another try tomorrow.
Get a vernier digital caliper to measure the riveted end and side plate distance, makes life easier
09-01-2014 02:19 PM
greywolf
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thanks pat. now i have to buy a micrometer.
If you only have one fine measuring tool, a dial/vernier caliper will be handier, though not quite as accurate.
09-01-2014 02:08 PM
teevee
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They look good. Just make sure the diameter is greater than it was in the beginning.
thanks pat. now i have to buy a micrometer.
09-01-2014 01:21 PM
greywolf They look good. Just make sure the diameter is greater than it was in the beginning.
09-01-2014 12:41 PM
teevee so i gave it another go and still don't know if the rivets are spread properly. forgive me since this is my first go at a chain swap.

tell me what y'all think




09-01-2014 08:32 AM
teevee my wife lives in nicaragua and never bugs about my toys, aside from the fact that she's not keen on me riding bikes since my accident in 2012... she had no trouble when i dropped nearly $1000 on a sweet yamaha generator we use at the beach, lake, etc.
09-01-2014 07:03 AM
Kelly2012 I ended up using an impact wrench. The staked end should measure 5.5 - 5.8 mm.

You really need to talk to the wife about your air tool setup. ☺
08-31-2014 10:34 PM
teevee the pbr tool comes with a handle that screws in to hold on to it while cranking the press part.

i used an open end wrench then i tried a ratchet for more torque. i don't see any spreading at all. i may give it another try tomorrow.
08-31-2014 12:21 PM
greywolf The Motion Pro tool is much better than the Harbor freight tool. The rivet spreader part of the tool is a die that insures proper spreading. Did you use two wrenches with it, one to hold the body of the tool and one to turn the screw? It takes very little growth on the end of the rivet to insure the side plate won't move.
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