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I need to change my chain.  Thinking of going with the 420,  any recommendations on brands, chain and sprockets, as well as tools I'll need.  This is for an 01 svs,  hopefully will be a track dedicated bike next year thats why I'm going with the 420.   Thanks for any help.
 

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Hope ya mean 520. Brands I've used are DID, RK and Regina. I've used www.sprocketcenter.com for most of my chain and sprockets. Tools needed, depends on master link. Clip link, you can do it with vise grips and needle nose pliers, rivet link you'll need hte proper tool unless you're really creative (I made my own tool) and there is a third choice out now, screw type links, they are made by EK and just use basic tools to use (looks like a great idea).
 

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Humm this kit looks decent. Any one have pros or cons for this companies stuff??

==> http://www.sprocketcenter.com/detail.aspx?ID=323

It also says the stock set up is 15/45 but on my 02 i think the rear sproket has a 47 stamped on it. So I would need a 108 length chain for a 45 rear sproket and the 110 is for the 47 tooth rear?? Yes??
 

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yeah yeah yeah, 420 520 whatever it takes. ;D   Called sprocket specialists got 2 sprockets and chain with extra link for 165.  Went with the clip style,  they said they have'nt heard of any problems with it holding up compared with the rivet style.  Anyways thanks for the help.
 

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yeah yeah yeah, 420 520 whatever it takes. ;D Called sprocket specialists got 2 sprockets and chain with extra link for 165. Went with the clip style, they said they have'nt heard of any problems with it holding up compared with the rivet style. Anyways thanks for the help.
Yeah that clip style seems to be the way to go since the rivit chain breaker tool is almost $100 alone!!!!! :eek:
 

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they said they have'nt heard of any problems with it holding up compared with the rivet style. Anyways thanks for the help.
I'd say that is a lie. All you have to do is talk about chains for about 5 minutes and someone will tell you a story of a clip coming off. and now I'm your guy. lost one at the track! I had the rivet link with me so I was able to replace it. make sure you keep an eye on the clip.
 

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Thanks for the heads up.  I'm super paranoid about that kind of stuff so I'll probably be checking it all the time.  I have no problem spending money on tools,  I figure they usually pay for themselves, however I'd like to wait till winter when funds are more available.  What is a good quality/value chain tool to pick up?
 

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What is a good quality/value chain tool to pick up?
motion pro is pretty much the industry standard. DID makes one also. they are about $100 and they do pay for themselves quicker than you'd think.
 

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motion pro is pretty much the industry standard.  DID makes one also.  they are about $100 and they do pay for themselves quicker than you'd think.
I made my own rivet tool for free from a copper pipe flare tool for pressure fittings. Took about 2 hours to perfect it, but my oh my it has paid for itself now 8).

Used to always use clip links, never had an issue on the SV or my dirt bikes, but rivet link (done properly) does give me peace of mind...
 

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Chain and sprockets came last night while I was at work. I planned on putting it all together today and riding sunday. It rained in the morning here and was kind of grey and sh!tty all day so a perfect garage day. First I cut my chain off then I put the sprockets on. One of the sprocket bolts stripped out so I had to run to the hardware store and find some replacements. Nothing was a match of course but was able to grind the heads down on one edge and they fit perfectly. Now I go to thread the chain on, get it through and guess what, the POS is to long. They sent me a 120 link chain the bastards! Is there a way to remove the rivits without a tool? I tried on my old chain, ground the head down and pop the rivet out but the buggers are in there good, also tried drilling but the steel is way to hard. Well this will teach me to not check the parts first.
 

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I'm gonna try to see if I can borrow a chain link tool from ride_naked or from the BF. I know she just did her chain/sproket swap like 2 months ago.
 

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chain breakers are pretty cheap.

Or you can grind the heads off also. you need to grind off two heads and then pry the faceplate off. Then the whole link comes out the other side pins and all.
 
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