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    Will be replacing the chain and sprockets on the bike soon and have an endless chain ( no soft or master link ) , and as far as the Haynes for my bike is concerned it's done by removing the swing arm ............. Feck that !!! I've had a bit of a look around and some sources say that any pin on any link can be pushed out using a cutting and riveting tool and I've seen elsewhere a guy grinding off the pin heads on one link and then prying the plate off to remove the link . Any thoughts ???
     
     

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    If you are just binning the chain, just cut it off with an angle grinder or bolt croppers, don't forget to loosen the front sprocket retaining bolt before you do tho as it can be a pain to get off once the chain is removed.
     
     

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    A Dremel like tool will let you grind the heads of the rivets down enough to gently tap a small chisel in and remove the side plate. If you are fitting a new chain with a rivet link then you will probably need a tool to turn head over properly, I've had people tell me they've done it without but wouldn't be my preference. Depends what bike you are fitting the chain too, my own rule of thumb is anything under 50 bhp I'm happy using a split link, bit arbitary I know but never had one let go or heard of anyone who has - any thoughts/expereience out there on this from others?
     
     

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    I've used a cheap riveting tool to remove links. It takes a bit of brute force and cursing. You can make it a lot easier if you file the head of the pin down a bit.

    As Wes said if you are throwing the chain away after just cut it.
     
     

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    I've got a chain tool if you want to borrow it mate
     
     

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    Thanks for the input chaps , planning to bin the chain so will probably cut it off or grind down the pins and pry the plate off .



    Quote Originally Posted by Wes View Post
    I've got a chain tool if you want to borrow it mate
    Just getting the van through the MOT Wes , So shortly , when I've sourced a chain and sprockets I might take you up on the offer of the chain tool as I'm planning on replacing with a master link chain .

    Is it one of these ???
     
     

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    similar mate, does the job of removal as well as sorting the new links out
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes View Post
    similar mate, does the job of removal as well as sorting the new links out
    Nice one , if you come to the Remembrance Ride do you fancy bringing it along ? I'll be there weather permitting .
     
     

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    yep no probs
     
     

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    Good quality heavy duty chain tool will break the rivets.
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