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How to rivet a motorcycle chain

What is a chain rivet?

: riveting in which the rivets in rows along the seam are set one behind the other.

DID chain cut and rivet tool?

This unique tool does everything you need in order to change your bike’s chain, whether you’re in the garage or on-the-go. … It allows you to cut chain, press fit connecting link side plates, and rivet pin heads of the master link.

How do you rivet a timing chain?

Position tool pin to be riveted, make sure tool tip is withdrawn and tighten alignment tool securely against chain. Tighten push bolt very tight so that rivet tip spreads chain pin. End of chain should be flared so that pin is solidly held in place. Repeat procedure on other link pin.

Do all bike chains have a master link?

Not all bikes have master rivets. If your bike has a derailleur, it’s unlikely that your chain will have a master link. Bikes that typically do have chains with master links are BMX bikes and one- or three-speed town bikes with internal gears. … If the width is 1/8 inch, your chain should have a master rivet.

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