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chains, sprockets and god knows what else


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next job on the to do list is sprockets and chain! need new ones im ordering the parts soon


my dilema is i cant get the bike to a mechanics (only spare time is sunday afternoon which of course is also mechanics time off so ive got to try fitting both the gearbox sprocket, rear sprocket and chain myself!


ive been told i need a air powerd thingy to get the gearbox sprocket off and a torque wrench to put sprockets back on? it would also be handy to have some idea of what im doing...oh and a chain splitter? problem is i have none of those things!!


is there such thing as a mobile mechanic? or a miracle? cos i think i need both! ...oh plus knowledge, air thingy, torque wrench, chain splitter

any tips oh knowledgable ones?


Foz

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Personally I would get the tools so that you can do yourself in the future again if you need to.


Does a Haynes Manual exist for your bike?


I'm not sure you'd need an air wrench, perhaps just a breaker bar or bit of steel tubing over a normal wrench.

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I'm not sure you'd need an air wrench, perhaps just a breaker bar or bit of steel tubing over a normal wrench.

 

he will need an impact gun to make life easy it can be done with a breaker bar but can be a pain in the ass


i have an electric impact gun witch are cheap enough from machine mart and they are a good bit of kit they are only £20 - £30


a chain splitter/riveter will cost you around £60 though :?

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i gave this a go on my bandit and after buying a large socket, getting hold of a scaffold pole to add leverege, and not getting anywhere, it went to the shop, and that was just to change the front sprocket,


tools needed,

large socket (32mm for bandit)

rivet breaker or angle grinder to seperate the old chain,

impact gun, or large pole and decent socket wrench and a big mate (either to steady the bike, or manhandle the tools) (BTW i lifted the bike off the stand!!!!!!)

riveter to fit new chain.


or a trip to the shop...

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