Did the new chain have a replaceble/rivit in link?
If so, yes, remove that to shorten. Then replace. They are not re-useable.
But I am forced to point out a problem with your setup. You never replaced your rear sprocket. The front, rear sprocket, and chain work as a team. Now you only replaced 2 out of 3. The old rear sprocket will prematurly wear the new chain and it will meet up with the front and wear that out prematurely as well.
But if that doesn't worry you. Let's think about what you are trying to do.
- inner link
* outer link
& master link which is a outer link
Now the master link is a outer link. So remove it..
If you only remove 1 it won't mate up.
The master link is a outer link. So a outer won't mate to a outer.
So you have to remove 2 more a outer and a inner.
Then replace the master rivit link
But now you are 2 links shy. Understand?
Please understand I'm just trying to help. No attack... ask anybody around here... they'll tell you... I'm a straight shooter and will always help.
aka Gas Man
Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
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Last edited by Gas Man; 07-10-2007 at 08:42 PM.