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    Changing the sprockets on my bike

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    Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  sugarbear on Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:32 am

    I am going to change the sprocket and chain on my bike and not sure what to fit as the replacement with lots of different options available. This is the first time I will have changed them,is it suomething easy enough today.

    Went to the workshop round here they want £56 to do it.
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    Post  blader2005 on Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:27 pm

    sugarbear, changing sprockets and chain is a fairly straightforward job if you have a reasonable tool kit, and a little mechanical sense.. (and a haynes manual or similar) i did my own on my blade..
    few things to check for.. obviously, get the right ones.. i personally got renthals, and they werent much dearer than the OE.. B&C Express in lincoln. (do mail order)they will also hire you a chain tool..
    basically, i cut my old chain off with a dremel, and then counted the links.. so i knew i had the right number in the replacement... when fitting new ones, make sure you do them to the correct torque settings. a torque wrench is the best tool ive ever bought! it sounds a lot more involved than it is.. like i said, a torque wrench, a reasonable tool kit, and a haynes manual.. youll be amazed what you can do!! Smile

    hope this helps!!!
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  shaunthesheep on Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:11 am

    changing chain & sprockets is prolly one of the easiest things too do . . takes about 1/2 hour most . . all ya need

    angle grinder ( to nip tops off two links , so ya can remove chain )( 10 sec job )

    decent tool kit

    piece of piss

    ya dont really need a special " chain tool kit " youd be wasting yer money
    and FFS dont take it to a shop to do , they'll charge ya at least £50 ( robbing bastards )


    tip . . remove chain 1st . before anythin . its would be a right bugger too grind when its flopping around loose .
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  sugarbear on Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:51 am

    well i did it,it may not be a big deal to you guys but i am so pround of myself.
    took me about 2 hours though.

    woooop wooooop

    i am going to attempt other small task i normally take to the workshop and get ripped off.
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  shaunthesheep on Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:17 am

    sugarbear wrote:well i did it,it may not be a big deal to you guys but i am so pround of myself.
    took me about 2 hours though.

    woooop wooooop

    i am going to attempt other small task i normally take to the workshop and get ripped off.
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    and what would that be ? prey tell
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  shaunthesheep on Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:21 am

    sugarbear wrote:well i did it,it may not be a big deal to you guys but i am so pround of myself.
    took me about 2 hours though.

    woooop wooooop

    i am going to attempt other small task i normally take to the workshop and get ripped off.
    Smile

    ya did well m8 , dont knock yerself , i know a chap who takes his bike in to have his chain adjusted , they charge him £10 . . how about that for 1mins work ( £600ph ? ) and it is 1 mins work . . bastards ( well if they cant find the approppriat spanner 2mins work )
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  scorps on Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:14 pm

    I ask my mates nicely when I need stuff doing, let mad dogg me other half loose on my baby a while back and he didnt break it YAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  bigsteve on Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:51 am

    hey scorps, finger nail and car park spring to mind, no wonder you get other folk to do the work lol:]
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  shaunthesheep on Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:14 am

    bigsteve wrote:hey scorps, finger nail and car park spring to mind, no wonder you get other folk to do the work lol:]


    i can just imagine that scinario Razz
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  shaunthesheep on Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:15 am

    oh ! and welcome aboard " big steve " Idea Idea
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  gazzette on Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:18 am

    shaunthesheep wrote:oh ! and welcome aboard " big steve " Idea Idea

    Same from me steve
    welcome
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  bigsteve on Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:02 am

    cheers STS, scorps recommended the site as i'm not easily ofended :lmfao
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  wackjonny on Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:28 am

    Welcome big dave,here we talk about bikes N stuff but others threads open to talk about things in general,ya get bored talking about bikes all the time.

    BTW most of the members on here.........Well 90% of them are trash,brought them along from MCN But we love each other really even though we had our fights,none of yet though Boxing
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  shaunthesheep on Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:11 pm

    wackjonny wrote:Welcome big dave,here we talk about bikes N stuff but others threads open to talk about things in general,ya get bored talking about bikes all the time.

    BTW most of the members on here.........Well 90% of them are trash,brought them along from MCN But we love each other really even though we had our fights,none of yet though Boxing

    gorra bone too pick . . you deleted me " xmas prezzie " thread .... Mad Mad Boxing Boxing
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  wackjonny on Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:21 pm

    ya mean the one with the dildos and girlie toys sex aids that Google looks at AND don't recognize as a biker forum because the links are adult sh!te.



    :Rules
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  shaunthesheep on Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:07 pm

    wackjonny wrote:ya mean the one with the dildos and girlie toys sex aids that Google looks at AND don't recognize as a biker forum because the links are adult sh!te.



    :Rules


    yeah ! thats the one .
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  bigsteve on Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:53 am

    Thanks for the welcome guys, I have a funny feeling i'm gonna fit in just nicely here Tongue
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:14 am

    bigsteve wrote:Thanks for the welcome guys, I have a funny feeling i'm gonna fit in just nicely here Tongue

    ok . . .

    where ya live ?

    what ya ride ?

    pants , boxers or panties ?
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  bigsteve on Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:39 am

    shaunthesheep wrote:

    ok . . .

    where ya live ? North of Aberdeen

    what ya ride ? 600 Divvy (damien) but selling, have a gs500e project for winter

    pants , boxers or panties ? n/a
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:53 am

    bigsteve wrote:
    shaunthesheep wrote:

    ok . . .

    where ya live ? North of Aberdeen

    what ya ride ? 600 Divvy (damien) but selling, have a gs500e project for winter

    pants , boxers or panties ? n/a

    600 divvy , prolly the most " underated " 600 , me son had one , i used it for a short while too commute , it were excellent . ( was the one with cockpit fairing ) loved that bike i did , he sold it , and bought a ninja 636 . i miss that divvy . ( only ever had to replace cam chain adjuster ) fucking awesome bike !! and the new one is super dooper anawl


    north of Aberdeen ... fucking nora ! duz the world go up past Aberdeen ?

    bet yer a " commando " guy Smile
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  bigsteve on Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:05 am

    aye there is life north o aberdeen, and yes, let them swing free I say Idea
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:24 am

    bigsteve wrote:aye there is life north o aberdeen, and yes, let them swing free I say Idea

    you can swing em if ya wanna , must be -50f up there
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  bigsteve on Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:36 am

    nah a barmy +7 deg C this morning, virtually summer :lmfao
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    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:43 am

    bigsteve wrote:nah a barmy +7 deg C this morning, virtually summer :lmfao

    shitt !!!! its colder here . been out on bike , froze me titties off ( well , me hands anyway ) , , and im nearer the equator Shocked
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    Re: Changing the sprockets on my bike

    Post  bigsteve on Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:05 am

    yeah but itll get down to about -15degC and would expect near -20degC like last year! brass friggin monkeys dinnae come close. Road over the lecht near ballater last march in blizzards with 4ft snow drifts, now that wis feckin cald!

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