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Hi all nearly chain and sprocket change time I was told the 12 has a continuous chain and doesn't have a link .but when I look at replacement chains they have a link .whats the right chain to fit ?
 

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I use a hollow master link I have a special tool that is idiot proof so I can attest to its effectiveness and ease of use , never heard of a continuous chain, I use this one,

 

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And this is the idiot proof tool I use for breaking and fitting my chain

 

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And this is the idiot proof tool I use for breaking and fitting my chain

Cheers cal very helpful I will give that a go mate 👍
 

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Tha adjustment marks on the rear axle are interesting. When you count 3 on one side and 3 on the other, it looks off. Maybe it isn't, but I would think a laser would make it easier for sure.

I think CMG had a tool that he made that made alignment a breeze. Maybe he will chime in.
 

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My alignment marks are off too. I use a simple chain straighteness alignment tool and go by that.
 

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Tha adjustment marks on the rear axle are interesting. When you count 3 on one side and 3 on the other, it looks off. Maybe it isn't, but I would think a laser would make it easier for sure.

I think CMG had a tool that he made that made alignment a breeze. Maybe he will chime in.
my alignment rods use the pivot shaft hole to square the axle. I have seen oem marks that are really good and I have seen them off as much as 3mm.
I checked the alignment rods on several 12 builds along with a laser. The pivot shaft is reliable in relation to the counter sprocket. Which in turn should square the axle.
Accuracy is important and I think 3mm out on one side is significant.

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Mine are about 5mm out, thank god for that profi laser tool, it's idiot proof so great for me 😅 put it against the rear sprocket and the laser line shines between the inside and outside chain link super easy. Chain tension is still a bit of eyeball work though but I've seen a chain monkey tool that should take the guess work out of it, a work mate of mine bought one gonna borrow his when he is done see if it's all that it's cracked up to be, hope so
 

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I use my vernier calipers and measure from the rear of the swingarm to the axle blocks.
Add 2.5mm to the Nut side block as its smaller.
 

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I like the way you think, Steve. Going to have to give that a shot.

Cal, appreciate the ink that looks nifty. Might pick that up.

Haha, my daughter has a cat laser toy that I kind of borrowed and tried. Lay it on the chain and line it up haha.
 

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Pretty sure it was KZScott I stole that method from.
Never had a drama since
 
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