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New MotionPro Chain Link Press tool

I'm always checking out this company as I love the little "gadgets" they come up with. (I also own a few of them!)

Came across this and it looks like a winner. I have a chain breaker/press already but it can be cumbersome. This thing looks like it may make things a lot easier. AND...you can do both pins at the same time! Only $33.00, too!



https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0675
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Wow! I think I paid that for my Stockton brand one from Cycle Gear.

Geez... I almost called it Guitar Center. That's funny.
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Its looks like it would be way simpler to use. I have multiple Motion Pro goodies and like all of them...
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Wow! I think I paid that for my Stockton brand one from Cycle Gear.

Geez... I almost called it Guitar Center. That's funny.


That's what I currently use, the Stockton kit from Cycle Gear. I paid $40 for that when it was on sale. I already have the main pin I use bent. Still works but I'm going to get one of those Motion Pro's.
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Just to clarify, that tool is only for clip on master links.

I've lost too many clips to ever use a clip master again unless I'm really desperate.
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Just to clarify, that tool is only for clip on master links.

I've lost too many clips to ever use a clip master again unless I'm really desperate.
web site says NOT FOR RIVET type master links
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I got one of these for rivet master links.

Sucker works great.

Not Snap On quality but definitely gets the job done.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...ool-p?s=212330
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I got one of these for rivet master links.

Sucker works great.

Not Snap On quality but definitely gets the job done.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...ool-p?s=212330

Yes, that's exactly like the Stockton kit, probably made from the same company!
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I got one of these for rivet master links.

Sucker works great.

Not Snap On quality but definitely gets the job done.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...ool-p?s=212330
Looks familiar. I carry my kit along with a back up chain and sprockets when traveling. I actually saved someone else's trip with it. Met him at the same campground and he had failed to get enough spread on the rivets and the link was working it's way out. Met him on a Friday, no local dealers open until Tuesday and he only had a week to travel. W
i was able to both repair the link and consume some of his adult beverages. Win win.

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Cool

I have had a clone DID chain tool for years.



However I have purchased this AFAM Easy Riv Chain last winter. It seems quite easy to use.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=skX2GhrB2Oc

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I got one of these for rivet master links.

Sucker works great.

Not Snap On quality but definitely gets the job done.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...ool-p?s=212330
That is the exact one I use. Though I did get it a fair bit cheaper than Rocky Mtn wants for it.
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I have had a clone DID chain tool for years.



However I have purchased this AFAM Easy Riv Chain last winter. It seems quite easy to use.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=skX2GhrB2Oc

That easy riveter looks awesome.

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That easy riveter looks awesome.
As in the title, user manual and video

https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ain-video.html
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That easy riveter looks awesome.
I had one like that (cost $100 Cdn), until the pin broke, so I bought a Stockton for $29US.

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I had one like that (cost $100 Cdn), until the pin broke, so I bought a Stockton for $29US.
Ouch! How did the pin break? Did this happen while removing the old chain link?
Thanks!

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Ouch! How did the pin break? Did this happen while removing the old chain link?
Thanks!

That's how mine bent. And old chain that was tough to get that pin through.
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I had one like that (cost $100 Cdn), until the pin broke, so I bought a Stockton for $29US.
Not many tools like this that also sell a replacement pin for those that decide to put extra force to get the job done. I have come across a situation like that, I have a grinder with a zip cutter on it. I also have a chain breaker. What I found using that tool, was many times the pin could be just slightly off center, it goes fairly easy then if it gets harder, chances are really good that you are pushing on the plate and pin.Generally I grind the pin head flush then break the chain, if it doesn't go easy, I already have the zip cutter there, 30 seconds later and the chain is apart.

I also have my old reliable chain breaker from 40 years ago https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...er/A-p8039311e
For those curious, the pin is replaceable at a reasonable cost;https://fortnine.ca/en/did-km-500-tool-replacement-pin
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Not many tools like this that also sell a replacement pin for those that decide to put extra force to get the job done. I have come across a situation like that, I have a grinder with a zip cutter on it. I also have a chain breaker. What I found using that tool, was many times the pin could be just slightly off center, it goes fairly easy then if it gets harder, chances are really good that you are pushing on the plate and pin.Generally I grind the pin head flush then break the chain, if it doesn't go easy, I already have the zip cutter there, 30 seconds later and the chain is apart.

I also have my old reliable chain breaker from 40 years ago https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...er/A-p8039311e
For those curious, the pin is replaceable at a reasonable cost;https://fortnine.ca/en/did-km-500-tool-replacement-pin
I also use a grinder or air "dremel" to remove old chain links before pushing the pin through the plate with a chain tool.
I asked because I was puzzled by the broken pin on Eddie's AFAM tool.

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The problem with the clip on master link is there are a lot of hack ways that people do the install. One thing is the round leading edge of the clip must be facing the direction of travel. I found a tutorial on youtube that had it facing backwards,not even mentioned. I think he used a hammer as well!My master mechanic is in his 70s and his 40 year old shop uses them when they do your chain. I just did my EK chain myself for the second time with a clip,and I asked him his technique. I found a good one on youtube as well backing his method. The O or X rings need to be compressed a bit to expose the clip slots. It went on so easy this time, solid Click. For sure the most bombproof method is no master link but anyone interested in using a clip master link check this video out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=GvRSXmnRRFg
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