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post #1 of 7 Old 06-05-2006, 06:13 AM
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Chain rivet

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this weekend I did a couple projects - beld the brakes ( http://www.speedbleeder.com/ = two thumbs up) and installed a new chain. I wonder what you guys think of my rivet job, this was my first attempt. I used a cheater bar on the rivet tool and bent the handle.......I am just a little suspect of the end result. I was expecting greater deformation of the pins. Let me know what you think:
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-05-2006, 06:19 AM
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Hard to tell exactly, but I agree. It doesn't look mushroomed enough. I don't think I would ride that yet.

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post #3 of 7 Old 06-05-2006, 07:06 AM
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Ride it around some, easy and check it. I thought the same thing on my last bike, 99 Nighthawk. It looked the same as yours. 10,000 miles later still looks the same. Just take it easy few hundred miles and check it make sure it is not coming apart. If not find a better rivet tool.

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post #4 of 7 Old 06-05-2006, 07:27 AM
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Find a vernier caliper and measure the diameter of the rivet, then compare it to the recomended diameter in the chain installation instruction. The crimp looks a bit narrow to me, also. If the master link becomes a bit tight after the crimp, bend the chain lateraly with the master in the center of the bend.

The quality of the crimps looks pretty good.

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-05-2006, 08:56 AM
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post #6 of 7 Old 06-06-2006, 03:19 AM
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I think I am going to leave it the way it is. The pins are mushroomed some and I think it would take a lot of force to get the master link off. Thanks for the feedback!

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You should be fine.. Just check them once in a while make sure is still holding good. I was leary too when I did my 1st one. Took it real easy then I forgot about it and it still holding good. Like I said 10,000 miles later still holding.

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