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I have my new chain and sprockets sitting in a box waiting for my next shop weekend at the end of the month. I went with factory style steels sprockets (15frt / 47 rear) for durability, and stuck with a 525 chain as well.

I am planning to do the work on a weekend and will not have the availabilty of a proper rivet tool for installing the chain.

Others on this board hae suggested that my chain should end up with 110 links with this 15/47 setup. Is this correct?

My local shop is more than happy to rivet my chain for me at no cost.

Should I install the chain with the clip link first, and then take it to them to rivet later.

Or, should I just take the chain to them off the bike and get them to rivet it at 110 links long, and then install it with the sprockets later?
 

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15f/47r should be a good setup... I really liked 15/46... as far as chains go.. I can't say... I had a 112 link chain for my 15/46 setup for my 99 SV650-S and I had a shop do it for me so I am not sure if they cut the chain to fit or just slapped it on I still had some adjustment.. but not a whole lot...

you could do the clip first and rivit later.. that way you could get it how you like it... but I wouldn't ride much with the clip link.. those things suck anus...



I have my new chain and sprockets sitting in a box waiting for my next shop weekend at the end of the month. I went with factory style steels sprockets (15frt / 47 rear) for durability, and stuck with a 525 chain as well.

I am planning to do the work on a weekend and will not have the availabilty of a proper rivet tool for installing the chain.

Others on this board hae suggested that my chain should end up with 110 links with this 15/47 setup. Is this correct?

My local shop is more than happy to rivet my chain for me at no cost.

Should I install the chain with the clip link first, and then take it to them to rivet later.

Or, should I just take the chain to them off the bike and get them to rivet it at 110 links long, and then install it with the sprockets later?
 

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I just did a 15 47 and cut the chain down to 110 links. Worked fine. You will have to have to do the clip first and rivet later. If you have them rivet it before you put the chain on the bike you will not be able to get the chain looped around the swing arm!!!
Yes, unless you are planning on removing the swingarm assembly, I would not have it riveted off of the SV. Do 95% of the install yourself, install the clip, then ride it up to get riveted.
 

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Great, thanks for the info. I hadn't thought about what would get in the way to install the chain if I put it together first.

I'll use the rivet link until I can get it to the shop.

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Darryl
 
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