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Old 03-15-2013, 07:06 AM   #1
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Question on installing rivet link DID chain

Well I've got the Motion Pro all in one chain tool. I've read a few articles about how to install a chain too. One of the underlying tips for a successful install is to press the rivet on to the manufacturers rivet flare specification. Too little and it is loose but can be repressed. Too tight and you damage that link, it will be stiff. Do it over. No flare spec was provided in the new DID X-ring chain packaging. I see no flare spec on their web site.

What is the flare spec I'm told I should know to install the rivet link?
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:26 AM   #2
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Using a set of calipers, measure the diameter of the already-riveted head of any of the other links in the chain.

Now, measure the diameter of the pins on the master link.

You want to get the final diameter of the head of the pin to be close to measurement #1, and of course larger than measurement #2.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
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Thanks I'll measure that. I also found this 4 page description. http://www.didchain.com/chainTools.html

I don't understand the sag they spec. 3/4 inches is way off what Suzuki specs for chain slack for my bike. Maybe DID wants to get the chains and sprockets to wear out faster.

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Old 03-15-2013, 09:04 AM   #4
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Here you go.

The specs are on the 3rd page of the DID install instructions

http://www.didchain.com/chainTools.html
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:12 PM   #5
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somewhere i've read that the pin should be flared till the diameter is 0.4mm bigger then the original diameter.
I flared it according to that and it seems good to me, chain has almost 40K km (almost needs to be replaced again) and the master link is okay.
Pins fits really tight in the plate and there isn't almost any force trying to push out the plate, so just a little flare is enough.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:08 PM   #6
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I spent 100 bucks on the DID KM 500 chain tool that will break and install the rivet link, figuring it would pay for itself after a couple of chain installs. The cool thing about it, is it presses the side plate on and has a stop, so you can't screw it up. There is a clone of that great tool out there for half the DID, or less. Found it;http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTORCYCLE-C...item5898c6369c
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