Which motorbike chain tool?
2 choices. 1. If its a big road bike grey a shop to do it with an expensive tool that’s not worth buying for home use for the occasional times you use it. 2. Angle grinder to split it and joining link as in traditional bike chain. Fine for off road type bikes, where you may well be rremoving the chain regularly, or smaller road bikes. Say 50 bhp or there about limit.Posted 11 months ago
To be honest they work well any where but many people get sniffy if its suggested on their superbike.alexxxMember
I’m thinking of replacing my chain and sprocket just because I’ve had it a few years and done about 6k.. it hasn’t even needed tightening in that time though (which I think is kinda weird). So for peace of mind I think I’ll change it.
Any recommendations of brands? It’s going on a sv650Posted 11 months agoJujuuk68Member
If it hasn’t loosened/stretched, and when you rotate the rear wheel, there are no tight spots, then why change it? An SV650 simply by being a twin, is a little harder on chains than an equivilent il4.
It’ll let you know when the chains knackered anyway, you’ll feel when it starts to get loose through he pegs with a mild grinding sensation anyway, and you’ll see it “sag”, when parked. If it’s done 6k, you’ll be lucky to get 20k out of a chain on an SV anyway, so you’ll be changing it sooner rather than later, if you do 1k miles a month like I do.
And don’t forget, when you change the chain, not changing the sprockets is a false economy. ONly time I did this, it literally halved the length of the life of the new chain. Unless you’re a handy diy’er, get the chain and sprockets both done together, when you have a service due anyway. And do join sv650.org – thats a great forum for sv owners.Posted 11 months agob rMember
I’m thinking of replacing my chain and sprocket just because I’ve had it a few years and done about 6k.. it hasn’t even needed tightening in that time though (which I think is kinda weird). So for peace of mind I think I’ll change it.[/I]
FWIW (just looking back at the records), my zx9r ran 20k on it’s first chain & spockets, 19k on its’ second set and then the third set lasted passed 15k when I got rid of it. My 1050 Triumph did 20k on it’s first set, in a year.Posted 11 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
That’s dismal mileage from an SV chain, it’s a 525 section handling only like 65 real bhp… Add a scotoiler maybe? I put 55000 miles on mine through scottish winters and trackdays and everything inbetween, on 2 chains… Just ran engine oil diluted with paraffin in the oiler mostly, worked a charm.
I love doing stuff myself- I mean, I have the tool you need to remove an SV’s flywheel ffs, who has one of those? But I never got a chain tool, I just split linked it then got it riveted next time I was at a dealership.Posted 11 months ago
The topic ‘Which motorbike chain tool?’ is closed to new replies.