Motion Pro Chain Riveting Tools

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  1. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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  2. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    I have the kit you've listed third. It works very well but takes a bit of time to set up. I really like the looks of your second link. I'd buy that one.
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  3. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    I have the 08-0470, and it works well. One advantage is that it will rivet both hollow end and solid end links. The die block and riveting head/s are held on by magnets and are easy to change.
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  4. Beezer

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    I also have the 3rd one & though a bit "fiddly" it works good. they all look pretty good.... #3 may be a bit over the top. no matter which one you get, when you use the thing break chain.... grind off the end of the rivet first. the pin will not push the swaged end of the rivet through the plate. not trying to tell the fox how to suck eggs, but instructions tend to be light on details & such
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  5. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    I appreciate the input and will probably get the PBR one. It seems like it could be easily carried on the bike at all times also.

    Beezer, thanks for the tip!

    -Jesse
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  6. Beezer

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    I assume you knew I was referring to riveted chain & not those with the snap in clip. one more thing.... the steel they use on the pins is quite hard & a file might not cut it too well. I use a cutoff wheel or 4" grinder. try your stuff on a bit of scrap, especially if you think you are going to use it on the road
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  7. Yossarian™

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    I have the 0058 kit and find that it does just about everything. I'd already owned a couple of chain breaking / riveting tools before getting this kit. I don't think I'll ever need anything else.
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  9. Skinner

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    I've never ground the pins, just push them out with the tool!
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  10. Beezer

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    roll the dice... I've broken a couple drive pins. replacements are available... I bought from Rockey Mountain ATV
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    I also have the 0058 kit, works very well, nice and strong.
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    Ended up going with the 0470 since I could keep it on the bike easier. Thanks for all the replies!

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  13. elementalg20

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    Don't want to beat a dead horse, but after reading this thread and looking the tools over a bit I went with the number 2 on the list as well, the PBR. First one is too much like every other generic one and looks slightly less user friendly although it's probably just fine.

    Guess I'll find out this weekend how good the PBR is, need to rivet my D.I.D. 530 x-ring chain(hollow heads).
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  14. ttpete

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    I have one, and it has worked well. My only criticism is that the handle is too short. I had to use a deep socket on an extension to slip on and extend it.
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  15. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    I got this one too. It's heavy, indestructible and very rigid -- just like a good tool is supposed to be.

    Closest tool in your links is the PBR which I see you got. Good choice :D
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  16. Crazy_Dave

    Crazy_Dave Back'in it in

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    Be forewarned. The PBR handles are made out of powdered metal or some kinda cheap cast.
    I broke mine so I made a longer one out of SS , much happier now.
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    Tools required: safety wire and safety wire pliers (can be bought as a kit from major retailers). It's the best middle ground I've found between clip style and rivet style master links; it's by far the easiest set-up and if done right is very safe and secure. You get the convenience of the clip style with the security of the rivet style...no chain tools needed for install or removal. This sort of master link securing is done in the aviation industry.
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  18. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Interesting.

    I'll stick with the rivets for now, because I have the tool, but I wouldn't be opposed to that method.
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  19. ttpete

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    If one has to use a clip link, after putting the clip on, use the chain tool to pull the side plate back hard against the clip. It will help secure it from being knocked off because it can't flop around with tension on it.
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  20. eakins

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    this is the pro tool
    http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0135/

    i have the bottom one on your list of 3 and works great for home use.
    the key is to always grind the pin head to ease disassy.
    the higher end tools are stronger so you can just push the pin out w/o grinding (ie quick shop work) but they are much heavier in your hands to work with.

    since it's occasional home use i go with the bottom of the 3 and grind
    http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0058/
    i find the quality of the metal & tool very high.
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