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Author Topic: Recent Chain Experience + Wrench you need  (Read 223 times)

Craig McClure

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Recent Chain Experience + Wrench you need
« on: April 04, 2013, 04:46:10 PM »
I replaced the worn stock chain @3600 miles on my G5 Deluxe. I used a $40. Japanese RK racing chain, which I shortened, then added a half link to give me the recommended 101 links- DON"T BOTHER, just use 102 links & save time, $, & effort. I will need to either lengthen my chain or find a little more slack.  To accomplish this I needed a 30mm wrench to loosen & adjust the "stub Axle" that holds the brake drum sprocket unit to the swingarm.... Not included in my RE tool kit, & local auto parts stores can't even order one that large. I have been reluctant to use my big adjustable wrench (nut rounder) on it.
***Finaly some joy, WW GRAINGER offers a combination double end offset boxwrench 30mm & 17mm, #36A158 for $6.95 (under $20 with shipping) It can be ordered online. I just hope I don't need a redux on my chain replacement-No fun the 2nd time. I also hope this info is usefull to someone.
Best Wishes, Craig McClure

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Re: Recent Chain Experience + Wrench you need
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 04:59:56 PM »
A decent big name auto shop should have cheap sockets for about $7 each in those sizes.  Or you can get the Harbor Freight large metric socket set.  It's got all the sizes you'll need for the axles and the 46mm you'll need later when you swap the front sprocket.  It's about $50-60 with a coupon or when it's on sale.

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Re: Recent Chain Experience + Wrench you need
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 05:07:33 PM »
It's on sale now for $57 something. Well worth the money!
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Re: Recent Chain Experience + Wrench you need
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 05:11:45 PM »
last year i bought a "stanley" socket on ebay for $5. when it arrived the shipper sent sockets from 10mm - 32mm 3/4 drive. 15 socket in all.

yes i gave him 5 stars in the feedback
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Craig McClure

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Re: Recent Chain Experience + Wrench you need
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 09:00:55 AM »
I already have a socket that size, but when the handle is on, it won't fit behind my sporty muffler, which has "grown" to the header pipe. So, $6.95 offset box end flat wrench is the best solution for me.
Best Wishes, Craig McClure