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    Senior Member Do you carry Chain Press Tool and Chain Breaker with you rbike all the time? Afan's Avatar
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    Do you carry Chain Press Tool and Chain Breaker with you rbike all the time?

    I'm shopping for Chain Press Tool and Chain Breaker. So far, I think this is on the top of the list Chain Press Tool and Chain Breaker.

    But wonder how many of you has those two in your "toolbox" on your bike ALL THE TIME? Regardless if it's Daily commute, short weekend ride or multi days/weeks trip.

    AND, how many if you really used it on your trips?

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    I don't. The consequences of it failing are too bad for me to risk. If the chain shows any sign of going bad, I replace it. So the odds of it going bad during a trip is small. The list of things that are more likely to go wrong before a chain failure is pretty long. So I carry a tire repair kit and pump, a jump start battery, and the tools I need to remove the wheels, lube the chain, and adjust the chain. (Though I've done several 3,000 mile trips without adjusting it.)

    I do carry a spare clutch cable. My bike has 40,000 miles on it. And I should just replace it instead.

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    I would not leave the house without my ProMotion Chain breaker. Also carry a number of extra links. Have a tool box mounted under my rear fender with all my tools, and it fits perfect. There just ain’t to many places that I have not fixed a chain in. Also do carry a spare clutch cable. Every one of these I have used a number of times, most times when riding with other riders. On the road I have spent a lot more times working on other riders bikes, than my own. In my day of few motorcycle riders, you never ever passed a biker who is broke down .................................................. ...........................
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    I don’t carry that tool with me. I won’t start a trip with a marginal drive chain so the odds are I won’t fall victim to that type of breakdown - or haven’t yet, anyway. I carry everything needed for chain maintenance just not a broken chain. I do carry an extensive tool kit including a power pack for jumpstarts. Packing tools will always involve trade offs, managing risks and space, and weight. Opinions will certainly vary.


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    I have a wonderful chain tool I can show you. After reading this thread I am almost embarrassed to say this but... I quit carrying tools other than the stock kit in 1984 but about 6 years ago I started carrying a plug kit with a small air compressor in it. That's it. I maintain my bikes and just go.

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    What for? Chain breakage is something that happened 40-years ago.

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    I don't carry a Chain tool with me but do have one in my shed. I am meticulous with chain maintenance and check it plus the front sprocket regularly for wear. I do not allow a chain to wear to the point where there is a risk of breakage.
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    A modern, high quality chain can become loose & worn due to neglect and too many miles but I would guess that actual breakage is extremely rare. And if you broke one while on a trip and had a chain breaker as part of your kit, does it also mean you're carrying a spare chain?

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    I would think most chain breaks happen off road and when street racing where there is a lot of stress. In Ďnormalí riding on the street I have never broken a chain.

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    No, I don’t carry my breaker or rivet tool. I don’t even know where to buy offset links for 520 chain, which is what you’d need to actually _repair_ a broken NCX chain.

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