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Old 07-30-2013, 10:17 PM
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Typical n00b question

OK, I searched. Really I did. Here's the deal. My SH is a work in progress- it needs CCT and R/R and other stuff before I'll ride it. It also needs new sprockets and chain. I have them already, they came with the bike, new in package. The chain is a one-piece unit, with no master link.

So I'm looking at the bike and wondering how much stuff has to be unbolted to get this chain loop installed. One minute, it looks simple, and then I start noticing other things that are in the way.

What's the deal here??

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:39 PM
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If it really has no master link, then if memory serves correct, there is just three things in the way. The plastic chain guard, the left rearset, and the gear cover.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by CruxGNZ View Post
If it really has no master link, then if memory serves correct, there is just three things in the way. The plastic chain guard, the left rearset, and the gear cover.
Oh yeah, and the swing arm. the chain goes around the left singarm mount and with out the chain being split there is no way to get it into place aside from removing the swinger.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by sailorjerry View Post
Oh yeah, and the swing arm. the chain goes around the left singarm mount and with out the chain being split there is no way to get it into place aside from removing the swinger.
The chain can go around a stock swingarm without taking it off. You don't even have to take the wheel off (although you will anyway if you're putting on new sprockets).

Like crux said. Sprocket cover leave the clutch slave cylinder bolted into this. Don't remove it. Then chain guard. You don't even have to remove the whole rearset either, just the shifter arm and lower bolt on it. Weird that you have a chain shipped already in a loop, but good luck!
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by 7moore7 View Post
The chain can go around a stock swingarm without taking it off. You don't even have to take the wheel off (although you will anyway if you're putting on new sprockets).

Like crux said. Sprocket cover leave the clutch slave cylinder bolted into this. Don't remove it. Then chain guard. You don't even have to remove the whole rearset either, just the shifter arm and lower bolt on it. Weird that you have a chain shipped already in a loop, but good luck!

I am just going to stop talking today, apparently I'm just all around wrong right now.. but i guess if you run the chain down the swinger you wouldnt have to. good to know.
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Hahaha, you're on a roll, though! Maybe the European model is different
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:31 AM
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Hey, at least I was right on the diagram and how mine is wired just not like the rest of the US bikes. Haha.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:36 AM
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Yeah, I can definitely see why one would be so adamant if they had TWO manuals that showed it that way... fated doomed you from the start.
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Originally Posted by sailorjerry View Post
I am just going to stop talking today, apparently I'm just all around wrong rights now.. but i guess if you run the chain down the swinger you wouldnt have to. good to know.
He will need to remove three wires not two to install the chain
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:22 PM
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I normally don't answer question not asked.,, and many above did a good job of answering his specific question BUT..

To the OP.. unless you just have an overwhelming desire to remove the swing arm and associated items to install a endless link chain..
Perhaps instead purchase rivet style masterlink and rivet tool..both can be had for under $40, and then you'll have a nice new tool to add to your collection.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:19 PM
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I don't know what you guys are talking about. According to my manual, you have to remove both swing arms?!?
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Hahaha, you're on a roll, though! Maybe the European model is different
LOL

No the Swingarm can remain in place, it's the gear selector rod and the rearset hex bolt and spacer that gets in the way

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Old 07-31-2013, 04:45 PM
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Haha, yeah I've been having brain farts lately.

And on this I was pretty sure I had looked at it and didn't think it would come off with out taking the swinger loose but I guess it could have. Not like I was going to reuse the chain anyways so I didn't care the least bit to have to cut it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:10 PM
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BOTH swingarms??? That is not acceptable.


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Will consider adopting out to a "forever" home, has special needs.
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