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February 28, 2019 - 10:50 pm
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As it is a Reynolds chain it is most likely to be the correct imperial size for your bike.

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So to do the job right I need a tool to remove and insert links. Plus I need to find a supplier for a half link, which may not be that easy.

Thanks for all your help

Alan

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I have always found the chain man very helpful when purchasing chains and spare links. he is at : 

the-chain-man.co.uk/

Visit his site, he is very helpful and happy to discuss your requirements.

Years ago we quite often fitted half links to worn out chains to make them last a bit longer and keep us on the move.

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lbayorkie said

I seem to have twisted the sliding part of my split link. Will i need to buy a new split link or can the sliding part be purchased separately? I should add i dont know the specification of the chain as it was on the bike when k bought it. Alan

If that is the only problem just twist it back. The essential part of the issue is that the clip closes securely around the grooves in the links. If it is loose, replace.

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Thanks. "The Chain Man" will be my first port of call, he sorted me out with a clip for my split link very promptly so hopefully he will have a half link. I was looking at the splitter-rivetting kits on ebay only cost about ten pounds. I assume they will work for my old renolds chain. 

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Watch the quality, some are so nasty(monkey metal), they`ll even break when used on pushbike chains.

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So what types should I be looking at?

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The Chain Man sells splitters as well (look under accessories)

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Back to mudguard. Rather than taking the rear wheel on and off multiple times when adjusting the mudguard it occurred to me that I might be able to get a spanner between the tyre and down tube to hold the bolt head captive and then get a spanner on the nut inside the box section and tighten there which would allow me to adjust the mudguard with the wheel in situ. 

Has anyone else tried this approach? It might be there just isnt enough room inside the box section to move the spanner enough.

 

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Morning,DO NOT buy a cheap chain splitter they will not work ,I speak from experience.If you buy a good quality one you may still need to grind off the rivet head first depending on the chain size.Good luck 

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Haven`t been able to find mine yet, but it`ll either be brass or nylon filter mesh disc I reckon.

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Thanks. Just wondered.

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Thanks. I f i need one it will be a one-off so may take to local motorbike dealer rather than buy a cheap one.

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Back to the rear mudguard! I manged to purchase an old used one which is pretty sound so at least I will know now if the wheel clearance problems I had are due to the non OEM (Indian) guard that was fitted. 

Unfortunately it doesnt have any brackets but a kind local member has offered to help me make some. 

What Im interested to know is how the brackets were held in place on the original item. Were they bolted or riveted to the guard?

My Indian copy seems to uses bolts with round heads for the top bracket and for the rear bracket it appears to be riveted in two places with a bolt in the middle hole which also secures the rear plate.20190506_132824_resized.jpg20190506_132806_resized.jpg20190506_132516_resized.jpg a little unusual.

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As you can see there are a lot of holes in my rear guard. Unfortunately the ones for the luggage rack aren't in the right place!

The guard is from a D1 rigid and the luggage rack is right for the year of my frame (1950) -its one without any cross members, so it should fit.

Im now intrigued to know exactly what was fitted to this guard, could it have been a double seat I wonder? Interesting to note that where the rack is supposed to go there is a single hole at one end and three at the other. Also seem to be some small holes in the side of the guard. 

Does anyone have any thoughts on what could have been fitted on it?

 

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Having struggled for 12 months I now realise that my rear frame is bent. The gap between the rear wheel dropouts is an inch wider than the hub and the dropout on the brake side is pointing slightly upwards, so when the spindle is in place the wheel leans over very slightly to one side. 

The plan is to bend the frame back into place, as I am sure many Bantam owners have done in the past. The problem is I dont have any dimensions or measurements. Without these its a bit hit and miss.

I was hoping a member might know if any engineering drawings of the D1 Rigid frame survived, or if anyone has at least rudimentary measurements.

 

Thanks

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Have you had a look in the members section? Im sure there is something in there

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a B175 almost ready for the road and a 76 Honda C90 in the workshop. A 1980 Honda CB400N now on the road and my everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. All bikes (except the D5) are now for sale...

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I had a look in the Members section but I couldnt see anything at all that was relevant.

I will follow-up on Sunny's helpful suggestion.

 

Alan

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Service Sheet 710x?

I'm not a complete idiot ............................................ some parts are missing.

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