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Old 09-04-2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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Tusk Chain Breaker?

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I am looking for a cheap, but effective chain breaker to take with me on a adventure trip in case of a chain failure. I have a KTM 990 with a 525 chain.

Has anyone used a Tusk Chain breaker on a 525? Will it be able to break the chain. Would only utilise the unit in the event of a emergency.

I do not have the luxury of grinding the pinhead off when on the adventure. Chain breaker must be able to break the pinhead.

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Old 09-04-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:56 PM   #4
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Hi

I am looking for a cheap, but effective chain breaker to take with me on a adventure trip in case of a chain failure. I have a KTM 990 with a 525 chain.

Has anyone used a Tusk Chain breaker on a 525? Will it be able to break the chain. Would only utilise the unit in the event of a emergency.

I do not have the luxury of grinding the pinhead off when on the adventure. Chain breaker must be able to break the pinhead.

Thanks

Carel
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It will work on a 525 chain with ease. I have split a bunch of chains with it. It doesn't 'break' anything. It pushed the peened pin through the plate. It un-sqishes the peen, and it does it very easily at that. I carry mine with me all the time. I've used it far more than I ever thought.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:54 AM   #5
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Can one of you post the info on exactly where to find this? How makes it? Brand etc. I would like to pick one up as well to bring with me on my KTM 500 EXC
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Can one of you post the info on exactly where to find this? How makes it? Brand etc. I would like to pick one up as well to bring with me on my KTM 500 EXC
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...m=chain%20tool
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Hi

I am looking for a cheap, but effective chain breaker to take with me on a adventure trip in case of a chain failure. I have a KTM 990 with a 525 chain.

Has anyone used a Tusk Chain breaker on a 525? Will it be able to break the chain. Would only utilise the unit in the event of a emergency.

I do not have the luxury of grinding the pinhead off when on the adventure. Chain breaker must be able to break the pinhead.

Thanks

Carel
Motion Pro makes a folding tool for this. Find it all over the interwebs...Motorcycle Superstore, Bike Bandit, etc. You can even get spare pins for it. I've used it for 530, 525, and 520 chains without any grinding.

You can also use clip-style masterlinks and safety-wire them. Dab a little RTV on afterwards.
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