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Sprocket and chain 4 years 3 months ago #94126

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Dankie weereens vir almal wat raad gegee het. Veral dankie vir Piet, ek het 'n paar keer vasgehaak gister aand en hy het tot laat nag via boodskappe vir my raad gegee en gehelp. (Dit was die eerste keer in 30 jaar wat ek weer 'n ketting op 'n bike moes sit). Ek het alles behoorlik g@t kant vorentoe aangepak maar na 'n paar uur was die ketting op en die fiets loop weer soos 'n droom.

Paar uur???? As julle klaar gelag het en verder lees, ja, ek het lank gevat want ek het behoorlik alles verkeerd om gedoen. Ek sal my foute en die dinge wat ek weer geleer het op hierdie thread plaas, dalk help dit iemand anders om nie so baie tyd te mors nie.
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Sprocket and chain 4 years 3 months ago #94129

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wys jou masterlink se circlip na die regte rigting?
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Sprocket and chain 4 years 3 months ago #94130

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Sarel

It would be very informative if you can explain step by step how to link the chain at the correct length. That is something I know nothing about.

Pannas and some other knowledgable clanners can perhaps also share their experience and knowledge.

Somebody can also explain why it is necessary to carry a "chain breaker", what it looks like, how it works and what spares that are necessary to repair a chain.

My chain is due for replacement, perhaps I can try to do it myself.
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Sprocket and chain 4 years 3 months ago #94132

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chain breaker is 'n crimping tool vir wanneer jy nie 'n masterlink gebruik nie.
persoonlik ry ek nou al 33 jaar lank met masterlinks - nog nooit enige probleme gehad nie - so ek sien geen nut daarin om jou ketting toe te krimp nie.
die manne op die superbikes doen dit - ek hou nie daarvan nie, want dan moet jy elke slag 'n link breek om jou ketting af te haal - resulting in an ever shortening chain... KLR sit nie genoeg HP en Torque uit om 'n masterlink uit mekaar te ruk nie (although ek het dit nog nooit op 'n superbike gesien gebeur nie...)
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Sprocket and chain 4 years 3 months ago #94133

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Measure twice, cut once!
Let's do dirty!
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Sprocket and chain 4 years 3 months ago #94134

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Pannas wrote:
wys jou masterlink se circlip na die regte rigting?

Hy doen dankie, Piet het selfs gister aand vir my 'n video daarvan gestuur, sal die link ook op die thread sit. :)
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Sprocket and chain 4 years 3 months ago #94135

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Ryderod wrote:
Measure twice, cut once!

Abre, I am busy doing it in word and will then copy and paste on this thread ASAP.

Ryderod, you say twice? My 17 yo son got g@tvol with me when I asked him to re-count the links after about the fifth time!! :evil: :laugh:
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Sprocket and chain 4 years 3 months ago #94136

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Thank you, Sarel

My knowledge of chains are very dangerous.
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Sprocket and chain 4 years 3 months ago #94138

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SarelG wrote:
Ryderod wrote:
Measure twice, cut once!

Abre, I am busy doing it in word and will then copy and paste on this thread ASAP.

Ryderod, you say twice? My 17 yo son got g@tvol with me when I asked him to re-count the links after about the fifth time!! :evil: :laugh:

LOL!
I've seen a number of new chains spoilt by cutting or grinding incorrectly, common mistake is measuring & cutting or pressing the pin out on the wrong link of the chain, i.e. leaving the open end on the outer plates, then having to grind or press out another link length in order to get to two inners for the master link. :pinch:

I personally like to remove the old chain, set the adjusters to halway point, fit the open new chain and wrap it around to the rear sprocket where the teeth sort of hold it in place and I can physically see where to press the required pin out at the correct length, it's then also in place for easy fitment of the link.
Let's do dirty!
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Sprocket and chain 4 years 3 months ago #94139

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Pannas wrote:
chain breaker is 'n crimping tool vir wanneer jy nie 'n masterlink gebruik nie.
persoonlik ry ek nou al 33 jaar lank met masterlinks - nog nooit enige probleme gehad nie - so ek sien geen nut daarin om jou ketting toe te krimp nie.
die manne op die superbikes doen dit - ek hou nie daarvan nie, want dan moet jy elke slag 'n link breek om jou ketting af te haal - resulting in an ever shortening chain... KLR sit nie genoeg HP en Torque uit om 'n masterlink uit mekaar te ruk nie (although ek het dit nog nooit op 'n superbike gesien gebeur nie...)

Chain breaker - tool to push out the pins on a chain (breaking the chain into smaller pieces)
Chain riviter - tool to "mushroom" the pins on the masterlink if you are not using a circlip type link

I used the circlip link once, it did not last 30km. Luckily the plate stayed in place. I don't trust circlips and won't use them again.
(and it was correctly installed on a DID Xring chain)
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