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post #1 of 11 Old 10-21-2016, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Tools needed for sprocket & chain replacement

I've purchased a new chain and sprockets to replace on my 86 Rebel 250. The current chain is an aftermarket chain with a master link. Aside from a socket set, can anybody provide a basic list of other required or really useful tools I'll need to replace the chain and sprockets?
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-21-2016, 11:08 PM
 
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Did you purchase an OEM chain?

You'll need a chain break tool to undo the rivet in the master link. You'll also reuse that tool to rivet the new chain as well. Otherwise sockets are all you need.

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Needle-nose pliers if it is a clip type master link, chain press tool if it is the rivet type. You'll need an over-sized wrench for one of the axle nuts (IIRC 22 or 24mm). A torque wrench is a must. Also noteworthy, something to hoist the rear wheel off the ground.

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Thanks, Shadowshack & Does it fit!
It's an aftermarket chain with a master link. I was hoping I could get it off with just needle nose pliers. Is this difficult? Would it be easier with a chain break tool? Do I need anything special to get the new chain on? It also has a master link.
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If the master link is the clip type the needle nose can get the clip off (just don't re-use it). Otherwise you need the chain breaker tool.

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Needle-nose pliers if it is a clip type master link, chain press tool if it is the rivet type. You'll need an over-sized wrench for one of the axle nuts (IIRC 22 or 24mm). A torque wrench is a must. Also noteworthy, something to hoist the rear wheel off the ground.
Resurrecting an old thread rather than starting a new one. The chain that I bought (see chain) has both the clip and the rivet. I don't have any chain tools, so you're saying I can get away with needle nose pliers to get the new chain on?

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post #7 of 11 Old 04-27-2020, 02:33 PM
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Yes.

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Does anyone else use the Spring Master Clip over the Rivet style? I was in the process of putting the spring clip on when I read it's only recommended for off road vehicles.

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post #9 of 11 Old 05-17-2020, 04:21 PM
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I've used one on three different Rebel chains. It's not recommended for high horsepower motorcycles, but that 's not applicable to the Rebel.

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Your good to go on clip master link. I replaced 3 chains now and the clip works fine. Just make sure the open end of the clip faces away from direction of chain travel.

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