Here you go.OK, let's stick with my question please? .....
..... buy the $100+ heavy pro style chain tool if you want to get more than a couple of uses out of it. THAT was my question, do I need to follow that advice, or is there a more economical tool that w ill suit my needs for a rivet link?
Some of the cheap chain tools are adequate for the job. My cheap (~$30) tool has only done.....seems the heavy chain breaker tool that is recommended by at least one shop costs more than the what I paid for the damn chain. Now, I don't expect to be breaking chains on a regular basis, so do I really need a $135 chain tool?
Only once. Removing the rivet link always destroys it. Apart fromAnd how many times can you take a chain off a bike before you create some damage?
Yes. Sealed chains have O-rings. Different brand may use a different profile for the rings;I got a sealed chain. I think this means o-rings. Is an XR type different from an OR type?
Yes.And is the master link the link you always want to remove?
Japanese made tools like the RK and DID chain tools are made by the same people whoI'd like to see some links of cheap examples and good examples and bet others would too. Just for education purposes.
Footer says you have a trail 90 is that the one with the 2 different size rear sprockets?I've been sitting here reading through this whole debate about chain tools, when suddenly it hit me.....
Why am I reading this at all? I ride a Goldwing!!
No, mine's a '77 with the dual range transmission. No need to mess with the chain. And with how little I've ridden that thing recently, I won't be needing a new chain for a looooong time.Footer says you have a trail 90 is that the one with the 2 different size rear sprockets?
I bet that one has more then one cir-clip master link.