BE SURE TO RE-CHECK YOUR CHAIN ON THE SIDE STAND TOO AND MAKE SURE IT IS WITHIN SPEC.
Cheryl made a video showing the basics how to adjust her chain. We do not claim to be Pro’s but are trying to learn as much as we can for our eventual BIG adventure where we will be in need of this knowledge and practice. Cheryl really has a natural gift for diving right in and taking a part bikes, anything for that matter to figure out how things work for herself.
I am lucky to have such a great partner who seems to fear nothing. Steering bearing will be her next project.
Every video that has been posted on this BLOG can be seen on the Video Page link.
The other day Cheryl replaced her Chain and Sprockets, see video
Then someone mentioned he did not see us flare the rivets after we used the rivet press. He was correct because we forgot that step. Cheryl has since then finished the project by flaring the rivets with the same RK Pro tool we used to break and set the plate on the DID chain. Here is the rivet flaring addendum to the above video.
Next video will be a simple one showing how Cheryl adjusted her chain. She has learned all this herself and trial and error. Good that someone in the family has the instincts and patience to learn and want to do all this maintenance.
Reason for posting the videos is because it is part of the BLOG but also because we have had requests to make these videos if we could. Hope they are somewhat useful.
remember all videos are on our video page as well.
RK Chain Tool, Breaker, Press Fit and Rivet
This is how Cheryl & Leslie spent our Tuesday off from work together.
For those who rather watch on You Tube here is the video too
In the video you will get to see us use our chain breaking and installing device. Very cool little tool.