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post #51 of 60 (permalink) Old 7-19-2009, 10:48 AM
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On the writeup, since this is a sticky, I would suggest including something for the REST of us who have a rear drum brake instead of disk brakes. Taking mine off was a batch, but once I got it off the rest was exactly as according to the pics. MAKE SURE to thread lock those front sprocket bolts (use the blue!) per Clymer manual (and common sense).
I was curious about that too. I'm gonna be replacing my chain this year, but I have a first gen with the rear drum. What exactly was difficult about replacing it or removing the wheel?
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The drum is held from spinning on the wheel by a bracket which is attached to the R side shock mount. My bolt was frozen in, and I wound up having to take a lot more off then I planned for. Before you start, make sure you have some type of penetrating lubricant (something stronger then WD-40) and the CORRECT sized wrench to avoid stripping the flats off the bolt which holds that bracket to the drum brake assembly. (I can put pictures up if anyone wants them)

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That'd be appreciated! Pics always help
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Hey! My chain and sprocket look like that!

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Was there some pages wiped from this thread? I could have sworn there was an illustration of how to install safety wire on here. I went to the shop down the street and asked the guy for safety wire to put on my newly installed chain and he looked at me like I was crazy. Then he lost it even more when I told him I also planned to throw some RTV on there. This is of course while I await my back ordered rivet link.

No one there had ever heard of doing either of these. Weird
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Re: How to replace your chain - step by step

so I just got done with my new chain and sprockets tonight (my hands are still dirty as type this now) and this white gunk came with my chain and sprocket set, i assumed it was rtv so i put it on the masterlink clip. does anyone have any pics of either how to safety wire it or at least a picture of their safety wire... after reading this talk about breaking chains because of faulty clips i want to safety wire it... could some one post a pic to help me out?

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Hey! My chain and sprocket look like that!
Mine to, new chain & sprockets are the first things going on this spring

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Any opinions on who makes a better kit? Regina? RK?

Not looking for anything special, no high end or low end power over the other

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Very helpful, thanks.

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chain clip works fine if maint. is done correctly and chain is checked often. Just my $.02!!




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