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Old 06-04-2011, 09:22 AM
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Another chain thread.

Today I finally got all my parts together for a much needed swap


I am going to stock gearing and have a few questions. I was told that 120 links is the proper amount of links, but the manual says 102.
This is a 525 pitch chain.

Should I cut this chain down? What is the proper way to count and cut links?
I have a stockton Kit

Cycle Gear - STOCKTON TOOL COMPANY: Chain Breaker and Rivet Tool Kit,
and no real idea how it works.
How do I rivet the master link on this change?

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Old 06-04-2011, 09:58 AM
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102 links is correct,dont go any less.
each rivet is a link.the chain has to total 102 links when conected together.
becarefull when cutting.
the kit should have instructions,i hope anyway.
that kit is 30.00,was gonna get one.
the pin has to be pushed thru with the tool,and than pinched.all the parts you need will be in the kit.
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play around with old chain first to learn how to take out the rivets,plus anyway,you gotta take off old chain.once you do that,you will get idea how it works.
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ok so I need to count 102 individual pins? Saige you wanna come over and supervise lol?
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I have a brake/clutch bleeder so we could flush out your system while we r at it.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:04 AM
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yea,im off today,i got nothing to do,i will be over.txt me the road you live on.i know how to get there as long as i know the road to turn on.
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Bring some dot 4 fluid if you wanna flush your system!
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ok so I need to count 102 individual pins? Saige you wanna come over and supervise lol?
Personally I never count pins. Just install the new sprockets then put the chain on and put one end on the top of the rear sprocket and wrap the other end up and around the sprocket and it becomes quite obvious where you need to cut.

Check twice, cut once and then rivet them together on the rear sprocket (it's much easier than trying somewhere in the middle of the run)

I also use my vernier calipers to make sure the new link has the same inside dimension as the factory links before I rivet it together.

Also make sure you clean off all the shipping grease (mineral spirits work very well for this) before you install the chain.
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8541 That was my backup plan lol.
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Ok we are having trouble finding the torque spec for the front sprocket. Does anybody know where this is even printed in the manual? We think it might be 65 ftlb? My haines manual does not seem to have it listed either.
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Ok we are having trouble finding the torque spec for the front sprocket. Does anybody know where this is even printed in the manual? We think it might be 65 ftlb? My haines manual does not seem to have it listed either.
40 ft-lbs page 7-2 of the factory service manual
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Thanks again 8541. We found it right after I posted the question in the haynes manual.
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