how to install a new motorcycle chain
while cleaning my chain (in a pan of kerosene - thanks to previous threads) i noticed that several of the links are extremely stiff and i can't get them to loosen. so even though the chain looks good otherwise, i'm guessing it is shot. i don't remember what brand it is - it was installed by a non-dealer mototcycle shop. (i cleaned the chain in gasoline last time, and folks on this forum warned that could harm the seals - maybe that's what happened.)
anyway, time for a new chain. the last one was installed at a shop - i want to put the new one on myself (but have never done it before).
i looked at the rk chains at cycle gear, and they all appear to use clips to complete the master link. i would rather use a fully 'riveted' connection. but i don't know how this works, or which of the chain tools i need (i've read a bunch of contradictory things about the various tools online already).
can a chain that comes with a clip still be 'riveted' if you have the correct tool, or are the 'riveted' chains a different type? what should i look for specifically?
thanks in advance...