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    Re: Anyone have a slight clicking feeling at low speed in 1-2nd gear?

    How about the included "free pusher tool"? will it work ok? I don't have a chain riveter.will I have to push a link out to get it to length. Shall I buy a chain riveter tool or could I get away with just the kit?
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    Re: Anyone have a slight clicking feeling at low speed in 1-2nd gear?

    I'm not familiar with the included tool.

    Years ago, I bought a high end DID tool that's fool proof. It's very easy to "OVER SQUASH" the master link rivet.

    Thus go slow and measure the head of the ML rivet as it flattens (there's a spec sheet that come's with it).

    Cheaper tools, you can OVER TIGHTEN the ML if not careful. If so, grind it off, get another ML and do it again.

    I suspect as long as you go slow, measure OFTEN and know what the spec's are, you'd be ok.


    As for removing the old chain or removing a link, I didn't use my tool. I simply used an air powered cut off wheel to grind the head off a link(both pin's on one link). The pin will then push out with some assistance... Reading about your kit, the chain is already cut to size.
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    Re: Anyone have a slight clicking feeling at low speed in 1-2nd gear?

    From my experience, your gonna have to remove a few links from the chain to get to the correct length. I'm not sure what "standard length" means. I know what OEM length means. I know what 120 links means. I usually purchase a chain that's is long and remove links, I've never seen one shipped that was ready to use out of the box.

    The included tool (if it's the same one in the photo - you never know) looks like it should do the job. Go slow, with small turns.
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    Re: Anyone have a slight clicking feeling at low speed in 1-2nd gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary in NJ View Post
    From my experience, your gonna have to remove a few links from the chain to get to the correct length. I'm not sure what "standard length" means. I know what OEM length means. I know what 120 links means. I usually purchase a chain that's is long and remove links, I've never seen one shipped that was ready to use out of the box.
    The previous VX chain I ordered came 118 links-no cutting necessary (forgot from where).

    I had issues with the 0-rings failing and DID replaced the chain (approx. 2 years later-good will) with a gold side plated 120 link (That's all they had in stock), so some cutting was necessary.

    118 links is the standard # of links for the stock sprocket set up (which the sales ad states it is).
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    Re: Follow on from possible clicking, Your opinions please..

    Merged the thread...
    If you can't fix it by hitting it with a hammer, it's electrical!

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    Re: Follow on from possible clicking, Your opinions please..

    Thanks for all your knowledge guys, I have a angle grinder. I have most of the tools if I order that kit I think I could get away with doing it. Will have to read a lot more about alignment and so on.

    I have a torque wrench for the front sprocket nut, obviously loosen before cutting old chain off? and then it tightens ok with new chain on?

    Just been quoted from a Yamaha dealer :

    £290 all in to have the chain and sprockets all done

    £180 deposit for the parts - genuine Yamaha parts he says.

    what to do?.....nearly 3 times the price but original parts and someone who knows what they are doing.
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    Re: Anyone have a slight clicking feeling at low speed in 1-2nd gear?

    Do you have the tools? Do you have the shop manual?

    Semi mechanically inclined?

    You will need a NEW front sprocket nut.

    Just because you go to the shop does NOT mean it's done correctly..

    Should you tackle the job (It's not terribly difficult), Remove and re-install the front sprocket with the OLD chain ON. Keep the engine in neutral, stick a steel bar thru the rear wheel & swing arm (padded to you don't scratch the swing arm or rear wheel) and crank away. The shop will likely use an air gun (no torque wrench).

    For 3x's the price, I'd buy the tools and do it yourself.

    One thing on re-installing the rear wheel, is to pay attention to the rear brake bracket:

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    Re: Anyone have a slight clicking feeling at low speed in 1-2nd gear?

    +1 buy the tools and do it yourself. Your tools will pay for themselves and you'll gain mechanical experience to help you tackle more work on the bike down the road.

    Have an experienced mate w/ you if you can. Well worth a 6 pack. A helper can also hold the rear brake for the front nut removal.

    You will need a breaker bar and the 6 point sockets for the front sprocket, rear wheel nuts. Check the range of the torque wrench you have and do not use it to loosen anything.

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    Re: Anyone have a slight clicking feeling at low speed in 1-2nd gear?

    +1 for do it yourself.
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    Re: Anyone have a slight clicking feeling at low speed in 1-2nd gear?

    Thanks guys decided I will do it myself, just a matter when. Kids, work etc

    The only thing is I can't find the front sprocket nut for sale anywhere. found a fz600 one but no fz6 one.
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