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Chain cutting/removing links - February 25, 2009, 12:08 PM

is it recommended?

who can do it?

cost?

may need to remove about 12 links
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is it recommended?

who can do it?

cost?

may need to remove about 12 links
Done all the time with RK chains being long you cut them to fit.
I use a cut off wheel and no big deal!

Sounds like you are looking for a shop however.


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Done all the time with RK chains being long you cut them to fit.
I use a cut off wheel and no big deal!

Sounds like you are looking for a shop however.
good luck, all the NoVa ones know about him
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good luck, all the NoVa ones know about him

i think someone was selling a chain tool on here for like $80

but if you dont want to DIY there is one place that i would recommend


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February 25, 2009, 12:35 PM

lol there's plenty of NOVA shops that I'm excited to go to and that I talk to on a regular basis....what are you talking about?

n2sport - i personally would rather help/watch it done so I can learn to do it on my own eventually. I understand about the RK chains, but this particular chain comes with 120 links which is 12 over stock for my bike on stock sprockets.

which leads me another question: when do you start changing the chain size (number of links) if you are going -/+ in the front and rear sprockets?

yea JW lol...that tool is priced to fail lol.

would a machining place do it? If so, I just don't know where to tell them to make the cut on the chain.

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February 25, 2009, 12:48 PM

IMPOSSIBLE to screw it up. You are grinding down the riveted area flush with the plate. Then with a screw driver or such forcing the side plate off.
Do the same at the other end, put the link in. The tool simply expands the end so the side plate can't come past it.

Of course you could cut the chain too short LOL!

If you know where it needs cut that part is easy.
Riveting it back together they will need the bike!

Take old chain off, put new chain on, and with wheel in a position so it is all the way forward put the chain together and simply put a piece of tape on the two links that meet up. Take it to someone to have it cut.
Putting it back together is easy with a clip, then ride to someone with a tool.


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February 25, 2009, 12:53 PM

I don't know the which tool was posted for $80, but depending on the model that may not be bad. A Pro Motion sells for about $130 and a D.I.D. for about $150.

Find a shop. I think Shenandoah Honda charged me exactly $0 to stake my last chain. If you don't have a cut off tool pick up a file at the hardware store.

BTW exact fit chains are available and most times they are a few dollars cheaper. Buying chains at some local shops is a rip off. I was quoted up to $185 by a certain shop that's no longer around for a 108 link D.I.D. 530ZVM.

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