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    Senior Member old white truck's Avatar
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    Do you have any recommendations for a chain breaker?



    I am going to start playing around with larger size rear sprockets on one of my TWs. I will be cutting down some longer lengths of chain. I am looking for a chain tool.



    Things that would be nice but are not a requirement:

    -Extra points for smaller size or weight

    -Extra points if it could be also used to press on the interference fit type master links (not the rivet type).



    Thanks for any help.

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    I guess I am more of a neanderthal. Have had to do a lot of chains for saws lol and the chain tool is great. In a pinch I go back to the grinder or file and chisel. Just take off the pin heads and punch them out. Yes, it is crude, but works. carrying these tools work for other things on the trail too. A small hammer, chisel, file don't take much room and can be the difference of walking or riding, and of course a couple of masterlinks are a no brainer.



    Tell us how you like the lower gearing. My wife is running stock and I am running a 47 on the rear. Seems I still have plenty of power in low. I still go out on the secondary roads and like the lower rpm's at speed. I will be doing more off road or logging roads with the wife so gearing up to a 55 and trailering might be an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old White Truck View Post
    Do you have any recommendations for a chain breaker?


    Check out this one at Rocky Mtn. ATV: http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...n+breaker+tool



    I found it to be small, easy to use, and not expensive. I even used it to squeeze the master link on an X-ring chain. (Have to be careful when doing that as if you use it the wrong way round you can push the pins out of the master link....don't ask me how I know this! ) (Put a small metal plate on the back side so you are pushing the link onto the pins instead of pushing the pins along with the link.)
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    [quote name='Rocky' date='29 May 2013 - 03:43 PM' timestamp='1369870990' post='77750']

    Check out this one at Rocky Mtn. ATV: http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...n+breaker+tool



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    Senior Member old white truck's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    Check out this one at Rocky Mtn. ATV: http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...n+breaker+tool




    Rocky and ronnydog,



    Thank you for your recommendation! I am ordering it today.

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