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Old 01-05-18, 01:39 PM   #11
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Default Re: SV650AL7 chain and sprockets kit

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Chains develop surface rust very quickly when exposed to salt water, I guess the gold finish chain may be better (more resistant) in that regard. They (the gold) look good when clean but I slather my chain with SAE30 gear oil so the gold effect would be wasted on me. I think it's more personal preference as opposed to one having any advantage.

As for a tool for closing the master - I usually let the dealer do it. My AL7 is coming up to 15000 miles on its original chain and I think I may be able to double that. A rivet tool kit costs 30 (and up) so I suppose it would make sense to get one, I just never have.

So, after all that babble, I don't have a suggestion, sorry
No worries, you've been really helpful, thank you.

I got scared when I saw a 130 tool. But I guess there are cheaper ones.
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Old 01-05-18, 05:30 PM   #12
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buy cheep buy twice.

if you want your chain and sprockets to last then fit a scottoiler. my last set lasted 36,000 miles. only changed them coz the chain rusted to fek with bike being outside otherwise they would still be on the bike.
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Old 03-05-18, 06:49 PM   #13
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buy cheep buy twice.

if you want your chain and sprockets to last then fit a scottoiler. my last set lasted 36,000 miles. only changed them coz the chain rusted to fek with bike being outside otherwise they would still be on the bike.
was talking about the tool, not the chain/sprocket, I wouldn't save on that.
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Old 03-05-18, 09:55 PM   #14
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this is the tool i use https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycl...4AAOSwy5BatRwk

WARNING. dont use it for pin extraction use a grinder to take the heads off then pop the plate out with a screwdriver. read the instructions FIRST.

you will also need a cheep digital vernier to measure the "crush"
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Old 05-05-18, 11:37 AM   #15
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this is the tool i use https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycl...4AAOSwy5BatRwk

WARNING. dont use it for pin extraction use a grinder to take the heads off then pop the plate out with a screwdriver. read the instructions FIRST.

you will also need a cheep digital vernier to measure the "crush"
thanks. definitely better than 130 :P
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Old 05-05-18, 12:51 PM   #16
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Bought that in the end: https://www.ebay.co.uk/

X-ring. I still can't figure out weather the master link is clip or rivet style. I have heard bad things about clip falling off, could I just buy one aside and use it for that?

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Old 05-05-18, 01:25 PM   #17
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Some chain kits come with both links so you can DIY the job with the clip and ride it to a mechanic to rivit in the proper link. I dont have a chain riviter so thats what I would do.
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Old 07-05-18, 11:35 AM   #18
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Some chain kits come with both links so you can DIY the job with the clip and ride it to a mechanic to rivit in the proper link. I dont have a chain riviter so thats what I would do.
sounds actually quite a good idea, I always have trouble aligning the wheel so they could take care of that, too.

annoyingly the closest garage always leaves too much chain slack (and then the bike start squeaking), tried to explain to them the slack on the manual but they don't seem to think it's right... should find another one...
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Old 07-05-18, 02:43 PM   #19
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Going back to your first few posts in this thread--------are you sure you know what you are doing? You wore out a chain in a very short mileage and you think the shop had left the chain too slack. You tightened it up yourself then it wore out. You mention it squeaking which is normally a symptom of being too tight. Too loose might result in banging as it hits the swingarm. Too tight will cause wear to the chain and maybe the gearbox but a bit too slack is unlikely to cause any problems unless it is slack enough to fall off. What you describe sounds like you have been running the chain too tight.
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Old 07-05-18, 04:21 PM   #20
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A tight chain will FUBAR many things, not only the chain.
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