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Anyone here installed a new chain themselves?

I haven't bought a new sprocket and chain set yet but when I do, I'm wondering how much of this I can do myself. I'm pretty confident I can install the sprockets correctly but I don't have the necessary tools to connect a chain and add links to it. Is it that difficult to do? The more I work on my bike the less I trust the dealership to do anything to it.
 

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You never add links.

Installation is pretty straight forward. Just cut the existing one off. I have a cutter that I cut two pins with and off she goes. For installation, you'll need a link press. It's a very simple tool, one that I probably bought for about $5 twenty years ago. What I couldn't do was mushroom the new pin heads on the master link. I rode the bike to the dealership and asked them to finish it off for me. Took them about 3 minutes and I made them take $5 for their time.

Good Luck!
 
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