Chain Breaker and Riveter.

RIVA

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A riding mate has added a T700 to his stable. It has 12k miles done and is in need of some tlc. He has decided to purchase a chain breaker and riveter as he has not got a lot of faith in split links. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Looking on Amazon it seems to be a very hit and miss affair.
 

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I've used the Sealy style with very good results. I upgraded to a DID KM500R Chain Cut and Rivet Tool when the wife bought a F900GS a few years back and it's a good bit of kit too. (more compact, but requires wrenches)
 

scott123007

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RK ,Motion Pro, and DID all make great riveters, but I don't know if you can get them over there at a reasonable price. However, I NEVER try to press out link pins anymore without grinding the tips off first, regardless of what chain breaker I am using. Readily available, inexpensive cordless grinders, make that make that a snap. All too often, complaints with chain breakers are because of trying to remove the pins without grinding first. Some of these super high tensile strength chains are the cause.
 

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A riding mate has added a T700 to his stable. It has 12k miles done and is in need of some tlc. He has decided to purchase a chain breaker and riveter as he has not got a lot of faith in split links. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Looking on Amazon it seems to be a very hit and miss affair.
Link below for D.I.D's chain tool. Hands down the BEST chain tool I've used! I prefer it over my Motion Pro also. The KM500R by D.I.D is robust, simple and smooth in operation, and practically idiot proof (which is an added benefit for me!). As with any chain tool, if you can practice on an old chain, that can't hurt. Wishing your mate all the best.

D.I.D KM500R
 

RIVA

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Many thanks to all who gave their advise. At the moment the jury is out on whether the D.I.D. KM500R or the Motion Pro 08-0470 will wing it's way to The Emerald Isle. The chain of choice in our neck of the woods is D.I.D. so I suppose the KM500R will win. Again thanks to all .
 

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Many thanks to all who gave their advise. At the moment the jury is out on whether the D.I.D. KM500R or the Motion Pro 08-0470 will wing it's way to The Emerald Isle. The chain of choice in our neck of the woods is D.I.D. so I suppose the KM500R will win. Again thanks to all .
There are quite a few copies of the DID tool around which do actually work OK - at least it did for me when I changed the chain and sprockets on my MT01 18 months ago, like this one

 

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I bought this chain press and pin flare tool many, many moons ago when motorcycle magazines ruled the world. Like others, I always use an edge grinder to remove the old chain. I press and flare the new chain master link with this tool. It is stout.
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