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I'm so dumb - March 31, 2011, 03:41 AM

Changing my chain and sprockets tonight, didn't realize my bike comes stock with a continuous chain and no master link. With absolutely nothing to cut it and no way to remove the swingarm I get to run to Home Depot when they open in a few hours for a hack saw. I just spent the last two hours with a hammer and some rocks trying to caveman it, not working haha

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March 31, 2011, 04:00 AM

i assume your new chain is a master link type chain? you can get cheap chain breaker tools for under $50, but the good ones are around $100.
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March 31, 2011, 05:25 AM

Dremmel. Cut it off.

Grind off the "heads" of the pins on a link ... comes right apart.

Takes 30 seconds.


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March 31, 2011, 06:51 AM

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Dremmel. Cut it off.

Grind off the "heads" of the pins on a link ... comes right apart.

Takes 30 seconds.
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March 31, 2011, 07:13 AM

Efff the dremmel, you'll be there for ever. Angle Grinder, $20 at Harbor Freight!
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Takes me less than 30 seconds to get through a chain.


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March 31, 2011, 07:25 AM

F that...Go big and get an acetylene torch. Bitches love torches.





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March 31, 2011, 07:39 AM

If I had a dremel thaat would be my first choice. Naturally its one of the things I left home.

Found out last night that the rear sprocket bolts were so frozen on that there was no hope of getting them off without stripping the nut. A can of WD-40 later and boiling wrenches we'll see if that wants to work after I get out of class. I had no problem getting the CS sprocket off so I figured this would be cake. My poor bike is balancing on a car jack and and old busted up chair right now haha

I need a garage here.


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March 31, 2011, 09:47 AM

When the same thing happened to me, I ended up using a metal filer, I just shaved the shit out of one of the nubs on the chain until it was flat and I could punch it out with the chain breaker tool...

....but even if you have a master link...which my new chain has now, you still need something to cut off the rivet to be able to punch it out with the chain tool...

And now on to boiling wrenches???

Someone please enlighten me...what does that do? I want to say I think it has the same effect of heating up a bolt but I really don't see how that much heat transfer could occur to get the same effect???


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March 31, 2011, 10:05 AM

Everyone know you could have just popped a cap in its azz. 9mm would have done a fine job. It would have taken less time than any of the ideas these fools gave ya!




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March 31, 2011, 10:19 AM

damn hill billy, what kind of archaic bike are you sporting?
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You all are amateurs! Go with Liquid Nitrogen! Don't have any? Just follow this Mad Scientist's instructions on how to make it at home...


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If I had a dremel thaat would be my first choice. Naturally its one of the things I left home.

Found out last night that the rear sprocket bolts were so frozen on that there was no hope of getting them off without stripping the nut. A can of WD-40 later and boiling wrenches we'll see if that wants to work after I get out of class. I had no problem getting the CS sprocket off so I figured this would be cake. My poor bike is balancing on a car jack and and old busted up chair right now haha

I need a garage here.
I was about to tell you that if you ever need to do work like this you can bring the bike by my house, I have a garage and front and rear stands, universal. But just noticed you're down south. Well if you're up for the journey just let me know.
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March 31, 2011, 12:03 PM

Rage.

Got the sprocket off, halfway cut through the chain and I realized the sprocket doesn't fit. Even though I ordered it online for an 06 DRZ400s. Packaged that up, ready to send back, hopefully

Everything that could have gone wrong with this simple maintenance has, Murphy's law has taken over haha

And thanks noortherids! I have most of the tools I would ever need back home, but stands are something I have yet to invest in haha


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