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CHAIN MASTERLINK - February 27, 2008, 03:24 PM

I JUST PUT A NEW CHAIN ON MY NEIGHBORS GSXR 600. ITS AN X RING WITH A MASTER LINK THAT HAS A CLIP LIKE A BICYCLE CHAIN...THE CHAINS I HAVE REPLACED IN THE PAST HAVE HAD LINKS THAT WERE PEENED OR MUSHROOMED OVER WITH MY CHAIN TOOL. CAN I TRUST THIS MASTERLINK, IS THIS NEW TECH? IS IT SAFE? OR SHOULD I GET HIM A LINK THAT GETS MUSHROOMED??? I DONT WANT TO PUT ANYONE IN AN UNSAFE POSITION.
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February 27, 2008, 03:27 PM

Step 1... Caps lock, it can be turned off, as well as on.

Step 2. A master is fine...except when compared to a rivet link. Would I worry significantly if I had one, probably not. Would I ride with one on the track? no. So if you can use a rivet link (obvious since you have a chain tool), I'd put one on, but I wouldn't worry about the master if its installed correctly as a temporary solution.

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February 27, 2008, 03:29 PM

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I JUST PUT A NEW CHAIN ON MY NEIGHBORS GSXR 600. ITS AN X RING WITH A MASTER LINK THAT HAS A CLIP LIKE A BICYCLE CHAIN...THE CHAINS I HAVE REPLACED IN THE PAST HAVE HAD LINKS THAT WERE PEENED OR MUSHROOMED OVER WITH MY CHAIN TOOL. CAN I TRUST THIS MASTERLINK, IS THIS NEW TECH? IS IT SAFE? OR SHOULD I GET HIM A LINK THAT GETS MUSHROOMED??? I DONT WANT TO PUT ANYONE IN AN UNSAFE POSITION.
I have owned a few street bikes (all my dirt bikes did) with this connection and it is very reliable, make sure the clip opening doesn't face the rotation direction.

You can buy the link you mention separate and use it instead but he should be ok. Since we should be oiling our chains about every 500 miles just have him check it.
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February 27, 2008, 03:53 PM

I've heard of people safety wiring these types of master links. How they go about securing the clip without interfering with the sprocket teeth I do not know.


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Step 1... Caps lock, it can be turned off, as well as on.

Step 2. A master is fine...except when compared to a rivet link. Would I worry significantly if I had one, probably not. Would I ride with one on the track? no. So if you can use a rivet link (obvious since you have a chain tool), I'd put one on, but I wouldn't worry about the master if its installed correctly as a temporary solution.

Hope that helps (the later step, the former was just because most people don't like questions 'yelled' at them)

why you gotta yell at him in the pic with all CAPS?lol

if you spelled "CRUSE" correctly, you could put it in all lower case.

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February 27, 2008, 05:48 PM

proof that marc > google image search

stupid image...but it was nicer than the other caps lock ones


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February 27, 2008, 06:43 PM

Sorry dont have typing edicut yet, didnt know that was such a no no! Thank you all for the info though. I was worried about the link. Never seen one on a sport bike before. Its a 525 chain tho and all the ones i have installed have been 530's.
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