Only thing left! The Chain!

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by mrsaxman99, Dec 2, 2006.

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  1. mrsaxman99

    mrsaxman99 Guest

    So I popped the one clip I got the chain in I can't figure out how to break a section of chain off to re-connect the clip to make it the right length...can I get some help?

  2. istbenz

    istbenz Guest

    you need a chain breaker. we have a discussion going somewhere in technical help about chain. that may answer some of your questions. :)
  3. Steve

    Steve Guest

    If you don't have a chain break you can carefully use a grinder and grind down the end of the chain pins where you want to take it apart, then the side will come off. The key word here is "carefully". I've been doing it like this for years.
  4. davidsis

    davidsis Guest


    That is how I got my chain lengthened. I used a 4 1/2" grinder, and I wasn't careful really I just grinded both the ends of the pin off and tore the chain apart. A dremmel would probably work good. Could probably even use a file if not grinder.
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    how's your progress, mrsaxman99?

    ...a decent chaintool is $3.50 and cuts a chain in about 30 seconds...'nuff sed 8)
  6. davidsis

    davidsis Guest


    Hey make sure that horse shoe thing on the master link is facing the open end the opposit way the chain turns. My chain clip thing flipped out because I had it on backward. Cought on my tire or sprocket cover or something.
  7. mrsaxman99

    mrsaxman99 Guest

    Good advice guys...thanks a bunch!

    I should be finishing up today! It's taken so long because of wayyy too much work :(
  8. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Too much work

    Yaaaa, well wait untill you are done. You will love it. I can't get off of mine. Don't forget to brake it in.