Which chain breaker and riveting tool for D.I.D 520 ZVM-X

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Which chain breaker and riveting tool for D.I.D 520 ZVM-X

Post  Mad Frosty on Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:42 pm

As in the title which tool is the best and will fit ? As there  are different models on the market
even DID has 3 models 500 , 500R and 501E , i have spend hours researching the net but never found good enough information explaining which tool fits my chain the best .
Any help apreciated lads .Bump
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Re: Which chain breaker and riveting tool for D.I.D 520 ZVM-X

Post  Hew on Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:03 pm

Ok. not sure which is best but this looks exactly like the one I have just a lot cheaper.Frustrated 
Take time to understand how it works. When you are removing links/cutting chain to size grind the head of the rivet off first and it works much better. Does a great job of riveting rivet links as well.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cam-Drive-Chain-Splitter-Breaker-Link-Riveter-Motorcycle-NEW-/181116192118?pt=UK_Hand_Tools_Equipment&hash=item2a2b5dc576
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Re: Which chain breaker and riveting tool for D.I.D 520 ZVM-X

Post  BuRP on Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:21 pm

The best?
The DID tool, which comes in 2 versions: professional (more costly) and not-professional (not as costly).
Both are not cheap but by far the best, and yes I got one. With two spanners you'll break & swage the chain in a superb manner, nothing simpler.
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Post  Mad Frosty on Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:56 pm

Noone seems to have the DID tool , ( some american shops do but the wan...rs refuse to post in europe beat head  ) , no luck on ebay , might give a chance to the cheaper kits on ebay but i am concerned about the fact that DID chain connecting link is using hollow point rivet , which requires different riveting tool and i am not sure if the non DID kits are capable of propper operation with the different DID connecting link Frustrated 
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Re: Which chain breaker and riveting tool for D.I.D 520 ZVM-X

Post  Hew on Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:01 am

The kit I use, link above, does a good job on splitting and riveting the DID chains I have.
The rod next to the spring flares the point over riveting the link.

Like I said the only down side to the kit is when splitting the 520 chains the head of the rivet really needs to be ground first.
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Post  BuRP on Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:40 am

Maddy,

I know you must be thinking I'm mad, but this is what I did - I went to the chainshop, said 'Hi' to the rather attractive lady there, asked for a DID chain with a 2nd rivet link, and 'oh, chuck in a DID tool too pls'.
I got all I wanted.
Oh, hold on, no, she said no, but at least I walked out with the parts I wanted.
Mind, this was a shop here in SA, hence the likelihood of doing this easier in EU or UK is loads better. I'd take being helped by a bloke for granted even Bump
As said, the DID's the best hence good retailers will sell it, so instead of lazily surfing maybe pick up a phone?
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Post  BuRP on Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:45 am

Hew,

zero offense pls, but I've worked with a number of 'other' chaintools also. The DID is so easy to work with it's uncanny, and the quality of the swage is superb every time. Goes without saying a DID chain will fit like a glove, and as this brand is the only one I buy I thought it wise to invest in this specific tool.
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Re: Which chain breaker and riveting tool for D.I.D 520 ZVM-X

Post  Mad Frosty on Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:56 pm

Not so simple over here , all shops in my area had closed down , the few remaining ones couple of hours drive and they dont hold much stock ( they have feck all in the shop in plain english ) , plus i work nearly every day ( worked 6 weeks without break ) , and all shops are closed when i finish at work , internet is the only option for me .
I prefer quality and would like the genuine DID tool , but struggeling to buy one , i have found some copies of the DID tool  , i know they are not the same quality but i think it should be good enough for my needs , as i dont change chains very often .

link -
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170819664736?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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