Chain/sprox replacement advice?
I was inspired by xrmikey's new chain and sprocket setup, and noticed that I have a few links on my own 919 that are beginning to bind a bit, a bit of rust despite my lubing, etc. etc.
So I got a DID 530VMG (gotta dig the gold chain) and Sunstar sprocket kit (stock gearing, which I like just fine).
In between washing the dust off the 919 from the recent eastern Sierra trip and heading to a trackday at Infineon on Monday, I'd like to replace the chain and sprockets.
Never done it before, though. How tough is removing the front sprocket? What chain tool do y'all recommend? What tools will I need to remove the old chain? (a grinder to grind off the old rivet, I imagine, and a hammer and small drift to push out the ground-off rivet). Also, how do I ensure I've got a good peen on the replacement rivet? I rather fear smashing the new rivet in the masterlink, since I'm unfamiliar with the level of pressure needed.