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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-26-2014, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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DID ERV3 too long??

I finally got around to installing my 15/41 and DID ERV3 chain, but the chain seems long. Do I need to remove some links? The chain is about 10 links too long.

Also, I have read that I require a DID chain specific tool to rivet the link. Would a universal riveter work?

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Yes to all of this. The chain will come with extra links and you will need to remove them. A universal tool should work just fine.

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I did it about 2 years ago and yes the chain will be too long when you first get it and have to make it the right size. I dont remember the exact link count I made it though. I used the motionpro chain breaker and rivet tool on mine.
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Ahhhh, did you take the old chain off? Count the links.

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You would have thought that was an obvious guess, but jondog9 pointed that one out! Cheers
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Pisser! I tried breaking the link on the DID and bent my breaking rods and I even grinder the rivet with a dremmel tool. Damn, that chain is bulletproof!

Any tips without dropping $150 on a KM500?
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I used a harbor freight chain breaker to break and rivet. It was like ten bucks... Ended up needing to use two of them lol.

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I'm sorry, but there is such a thing as a dumb question.
This isn't bike mechanics - this is just simple common sense.

You said you installed the chain. Unless you bought the bike with no chain on it, or somehow lost it, it's reasonable to presume you took the old chain off.

Depending on whether you have a SP1 or SP2 swingarm, and your tire size, you will need at least 104 links, or as many as 108.

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SP2, 53 outer links, and I did remove the old stock 530 chain. Now I have the sprockets mounted and I have the chain placed in the driveline, ready to rivet together.

I tend to ask stupid questions.
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Depending on what gear set you took off, if different from your new 15/41, you'll just need to fit it to the correct length.
Good chance that what you had before, 106, will fit fine. But make sure to have the wheel on and axle located to a point forward enough to allow for adequate rearward adjustment. Thread your axle adjustment bolts in almost all the way to start. Then put your chain on, and size to fit.
Once you have the correct length figured out, use your grinder (think you said you used one?) to remove as much of the rivet head as possible. Then use your chain breaker.

This is the one I use, and replacement bits are pretty cheap. I think I only paid about $6 each for a couple spares.

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0058/

Sorry I yelled at you.
At least you didn't cut it to short.

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