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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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who's got a clip style masterlink???

I installed a new sprocket and chain set.The F.S.M. says NEVER install a clip-style masterlink, only use an endless chain or a rivet style mas. link.Question is;anyone elses manual say the same thing,and do you also run the clip anyway??? I can't see why they would warn against this.The set I ordered was specifically for this bike,but never specified or gave a choice as to the masterlink Maybe just a liability thing???
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 09:17 PM
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Clip style suck! The endless links style is way better and more durable!!!




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yea...i've always used the rivet style on all of mine. I dont think i would be able to ride hard if i thought that that little clip was the only thing holding my chain together. I'm sure they wouldnt have much trouble or anything, they sell wayyy too many of them for they to be that big of a POS. I guess its just kind of a preference thing for me.
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Well I had a chain come apart on the highway doing about 80mph and at about 8K RPM on the motor. The endless link was installed by a buddy of mine helping with the wrenching and he put it in wrong/half assed! When it came out/ off the front sprocket it whipped like a...whip!! Taking out the front sprocket cover, the water pump and the shaft that drives off that and drives the oil pump.

Then on the way off the bike it shredded my new tire hugger, hit the undertail and busted that and scratchin the swingarm!

Needless to say I don't let people put those in for me and I won't trust clip style either!!!!




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Well I had a chain come apart on the highway doing about 80mph and at about 8K RPM on the motor. The endless link was installed by a buddy of mine helping with the wrenching and he put it in wrong/half assed! When it came out/ off the front sprocket it whipped like a...whip!! Taking out the front sprocket cover, the water pump and the shaft that drives off that and drives the oil pump.

Then on the way off the bike it shredded my new tire hugger, hit the undertail and busted that and scratchin the swingarm!

Needless to say I don't let people put those in for me and I won't trust clip style either!!!!


I don't remember what I replaced my chain with...I let Wheeler take care of all that at the GAP last year. He knows what he's doing so I didn't pay much attention when he put it on.
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I do prefer a endless chain but, I have used the clip style in the past without any issues.

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Thank you jeeps,I was wondering how long it would be without any useful information in this thread I mean...you gonna tell me,all these members,and noone has an aftermarket chain installed??? C'mon people post-up!
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I think you had some useful info. Whats most important is to make sure the job is done correctly. Either can come apart if not installed correctly.
I just feel more comfortable with my chain riveted. When my bikes only turned like 12k rpm at way less than 150mph. I didn't care what chain I used or how it was attached.

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Thank you jeeps,I was wondering how long it would be without any useful information in this thread I mean...you gonna tell me,all these members,and noone has an aftermarket chain installed??? C'mon people post-up!
I have installed lots of aftermarket chain... RK and DiD... both use replacable/rivit style links!




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Anyone else run a clip style with or without any problems???(not due to installer error)
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