It is always a costly business if you have to keep taking in your bike in to a garage to get the chain looked at, adjusted or fixed which is why many bikers tend to take the chain in to their own hands.
The Spada Chain Breaker & Rivet tool allows you to break and rivet your chain from a variety of motorcycles in order to replace or to carry out any repairs yourself. If you are unsure how to use a chain breaker or rivet tool, this simple how to instruction guide will help you:
Chain Rivet connection instructions:
Preparation of Tool: First unscrew and remove Tommy Bar (1) completely from the body. Unscrew and remove guide nut 4. Finally remove bolt 6.
Rivet Connection: N.B. All rivet assembly additional components are silver coloured.
- Place the correct sized, side plate adaptor (C,D,E) into the hole at the base of bolt (2).
- Screw the recessed bolt A into the threaded hole at the base of the body (3) (previously occupied by bolt 6)
- Make sure than any “O” rings are in place (where applicable). Next connect the two ends of the chain together with the new rivet link, and chain side plates. Pass between the main body of the tool 3 between the side plate adaptor (C,D,E) and the recessed bolt A (making sure that the base of the rivet sits in the recess of the bolt).
- Slowly screw down bolt (2) using a 19mm spanner/socket, until the side plate adaptor has covered the chain link pins and then push on the chain side plate.
- Next unwind the bolt (2), remove the side plate adaptor (C,D,E) and then screw into place the flare pin B.
- The final operation is to screw down the bolt (2), until the point of the flare pin locates into the centre of the hollow rivet link. Continue carefully to tighten just enough to flare out the rivet.
IMPORTANT – do not over flare the rivet as this will cause the link to be tight and effect the movement of the chain.
- First unscrew Tommy Bar (1) until the rivet pin is completely retracted inside the body of bolt (2).
- Place the assembly over the chain rivet pin which is to be removed, with the lower end of the rivet located in the hole of the bolt (6).
- Screw down bolt (2) until the hollow indent in nut (4) locates securely over the rivet head. Next turn the Tommy Bar 1() slowly and push out the rivet pin.
IMPORTANT: When breaking an “O” ring chain which has flared pins, it is very important that you grind off the head of the rivet first . Failure to do so could cause damage to the hardened removal pin. A replacement spare removal pin (5) can be found located inside the handle (7), simply remove the plastic plug.
To see more from the Spada range, see the SpadaClothing website.