Motion Pro Chain Riveting Tools

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JGNC, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    that's slick. replace the clip w/ safety wire.

    question? why wouldn't aviation go with the most solid option and always rivet?

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  2. Myfuture_yourdebt

    Myfuture_yourdebt Banned

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    Good question. I have no idea. Maybe safety wire is the most solid, secure option. I'm not part of the aviation industry, but when I recommended the safety wire master clip idea on a different forum someone responded that doing that is inline with aviation safety codes or something like that. "NAVAIR 01-1A-8" he said.
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  3. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    I'd wager a guess that they choose safety wire because it offers an easier item for quick visual inspection -- if the were is there and not cracked/broken/it's fine. Same idea as those torque paints that crack if the fastener turns.
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  4. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    Yep.

    Most people have never heard of this, especially those people who are sitting next to the road wondering where their chain might be.

    I once saw a roadracer casually snap a much-used master link clip into place with his fingers after changing a sprocket and then head back out onto the track. :eek1 Gave me the willies.


    Anyway, yeah, the PBR is a very nice tool.

    I've done the safety wire thing before as a temporary measure to deal with a missing clip. Not that inhumanly neat, but it worked. I didn't know it was an "officially" acceptable thing, though.
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  5. Beezer

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    the things that get safety wire on aircraft almost always have a hole drilled in it to accommodate the wire, and the wire is captive. a wired bolt or turn buckle will not move. the wired master link... mebby, mebby not

    I have also seen guys wire the clip to the side plate
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