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Chain/Sprockets Replacement - August 10, 2010, 12:22 PM

Where do you go when you need your chain and sprockets replaced? I got a shop quoting me 200 bucks in LABOR to change it out. With parts its going to be about 360 . I know this isn't a big expensive process if they have an impact tool of some kind. Two and a half hours labor my arse. Anyone know of a shop that does it in less time?
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August 10, 2010, 12:28 PM

I did it myself when I had access to a home garage...now that I moved...not much access anymore.

I bought the parts from Ron Ayers....OEM was cheaper than aftermarket at Colemans on my bike...well most is.

It's a simple process to do yourself. May not sound like it is, but in reality it's as simple as unbolting the front and rear sporckets and then putting them back...there is just steps to do it in. If you want to try it by yourself, there are plenty of people here that would help that are local to Baltimore...also search online for bike specific forums and I promise you can find the steps.

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August 10, 2010, 12:38 PM

it doesn't actually take them 2.5 hours...that is just what some book tells them to charge. You can do it yourself, the big problem is if the front sprocket nut is torqued on too tight. It'll be extremely difficult to get it off by yourself


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August 10, 2010, 12:40 PM

do it yourself. The first time you do it, it will take all afternoon. The second time will take about 20-30 min, depending on how quick you can get nut off the front sprocket.

I just did mine a few weeks ago.


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it doesn't actually take them 2.5 hours...that is just what some book tells them to charge. You can do it yourself, the big problem is if the front sprocket nut is torqued on too tight. It'll be extremely difficult to get it off by yourself
I purchased a breaker bar, and the front sprocket nut came right off. Prior to that I cursed everyone that ever had anything to do with the development of that bike.


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August 10, 2010, 12:52 PM

worse case rent an electric impact gun. Don't leave it in gear. Have someone hold rear brake to assist. Simple as pie!

Hardest part then will be making sure the rear wheel is straight.
Need tool to crimp new chain.

Before I bought my tool I have loaded it on the truck and had them do it for me in the parking lot.


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I purchased a breaker bar, and the front sprocket nut came right off. Prior to that I cursed everyone that ever had anything to do with the development of that bike.
Mine was on there so tight that a breaker bar and all my weight wouldn't do it. And i'm not a small guy.


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Of course it would drive me "nuts" not knowing if the nuts were tight enough/too tight or not so a torque wrench. The tools could be borrowed if lucky... In the end thats why i bought my own tools and the first time will cost you almost as much but you won't ever have to borrow again!


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August 10, 2010, 01:03 PM

Loosen front sproket BEFORE you break the chain
put something in between rear wheel and swing arm
Use a long breaker bar
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Loosen front sproket BEFORE you break the chain
put something in between rear wheel and swing arm
Use a long breaker bar
eat your wheaties.
How does being able to do that help with working on my bike?


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August 10, 2010, 01:11 PM

I always laff's about the different ways people break chains. Forget the chain breaker tool or any order mega monster tool you dont need it.
Takes 5 minutes with a regular drill and small grinding stone attached to the drill. Everybody has a drill, borrow one from a neighbor if you dont have one. Hell they may even have grinding stone.
Not sure what chain you need but you can get a D.I.D 525v-120 link for around $95 bucks from kneedrggers, locally for around $120 and it comes with a rivet type master link. You'll need the rivet tool though. Plenty of folks have one you can borrow. You won't need to change the OEM sprockets(Usually the rear one only) if it's the first time you are changing the chain. They should be fine but you need to verify that in case.
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I always laff's about the different ways people break chains. Forget the chain breaker tool or any order mega monster tool you dont need it.
Takes 5 minutes with a regular drill and small grinding stone attached to the drill. Everybody has a drill, borrow one from a neighbor if you dont have one. Hell they may even have grinding stone.
Not sure what chain you need but you can get a D.I.D 525v-120 link for around $95 bucks from kneedrggers, locally for around $120 and it comes with a rivet type master link. You'll need the rivet tool though. Plenty of folks have one you can borrow. You won't need to change the OEM sprockets(Usually the rear one only) if it's the first time you are changing the chain. They should be fine but you need to verify that in case.
I see no mention of anyone talking about using that tool to break the chain. I actually use a grinder and a screw driver!


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I filed the rivet off my chain by hand with a metal file...hmph.


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I filed the rivet off my chain by hand with a metal file...hmph.
Damn, I think Chuck Norris bites it off!


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