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Removing links in chains

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by bass_player, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. Finally got around to getting a new chain and sprockets for my Spada. The guy at the shop said the chain will more than likely be too long so I'll need to take out some links. Is there a special tool I need to do this?


  2. There are specialised chain breakers available...but an angle grinder works fine (just make absolutely certain you're cutting the right spot). Just grind the pins down level with one of the side plates and then either hammer them out with a punch or use a chisel/screwdriver between the other side plate and link to lever them out (be careful not to damage anything on the link you want to use though).
  3. The specialist tool advised by most is definitely the angle grinder.
    It's a great excuse to grunt like Tim Taylor and make sparks fly everywhere! :LOL: