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chain breaker same as chain riveter?

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My sprockets and chain FINALLY came :banghead:

So this is my first time installing a chain with the rivet type masterlink, I'm used to the Clip-style.

So I need a tool, I see the motion pro one that is like $100, and then there are some less expensive ones, for like $30 or so, but they are called chain breaker tools, not riveters... is there any difference or will the breaker work to mushroom the rivet? Thanks in advance :)

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I used to have a DID ERV2 which also uses a rivet M/L. They are a pain.

Anyway, I installed on 2 different bikes (lasts forever).

I used a cheap chain tool to push the clip on (I think it was $25).

Then I took a heavy piece of steel and held is on the back side of the M/L.

Finally, I took a ball peen hammer to the 2 ends. Take your time.

It worked perfect both times.

Only word of caution, don't press the clip on too tight.

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I've heard of this method, but I dont want to chance bending the sprocket. I have the link on, it's ready for the rivets to be pressed, I just the a tool to mushroom the rivets

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I did not say to hammer against the sprocket.

Use a heavy weight midway between the 2 sprockets on the other side and hammer the ends. You don't need to hammer that hard. I used a small ball peen and they mushroomed over pretty easy.

Worked perfect and I did not bend anything.

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I did not say to hammer against the sprocket.

Use a heavy weight midway between the 2 sprockets on the other side and hammer the ends. You don't need to hammer that hard. I used a small ball peen and they mushroomed over pretty easy.

Worked perfect and I did not bend anything.

ok that would make more sense, I dont know why I assumed to hit it while lined up with the sprocket. So you put a weight on the bottom of the chain to keep the chain tight and straight on top.... is that right? And then you put something on the back side of the rivet you are hitting, like a pipe, and have someone hold it there while I hammer the front side?

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ok that seems to have worked pretty good and easy. I've never had this kind of masterlink before so just wanted to confirm that it is mushroomed enough. here's a few pics

IMG_3744.jpg.

IMG_3752.jpg

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It looks ok. It would be better if you took a picture from the back wheel toward the front sprocket so I can see how far the knubs stick out.

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ok I'll take one in a few mins and post it up, thanks for your help, gas for you:thumbsup:

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looks about right. keep an eye on it for the next couple rides just to be sure.

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Shit son, those hardly look mushroomed at all. Hit it with your purse, Alice!

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Shit son, those hardly look mushroomed at all. Hit it with your purse, Alice!

LOL go back to your Honda forum Shiny boy :)

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