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Old 11-11-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Need help riveting a chain. Anyone in Denver/Golden area?

I bought myself a replacement chain recently, a Renthal R4 SRS Road Chain. Completely neglected to make sure it was a clip style masterlink like I'm used to. Turns out it's the rivet style, specifically with the soft nose type masterlink (I think this is what it's called), definitely not a hollow nose type. As far as I know you can't get a clip link for this chain. I wouldn't mind learning how to do the rivet type chain, but would prefer to not buy the tool right now, especially since the only one I can find is the Motion Pro Jumbo Chain Tool Part # 08-0135 for $140 plus another $20 for the anvil I need.

So, I'm putting out an APB. Anyone in the Denver area with a rivet tool willing to help out a fellow motorcyclist install a chain? Beers on me.

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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Yeah, I have one. I'll give you call!
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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Quite easy to do yourself. After squeezing on the side plate such
that the rivets are slightly above the plate surface, hold a heavy hammer head
against the back side and peen the rivet heads with a small ball-peen hammer.
That's what ball-peen hammers are made for.

I've peened on a few dozen drive chain master links after one of those pricey
chain rivet tools broke with just a few uses...
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