DID X Ring Installation
Posted November 13, 2007 - 06:31 AM
The only problem is: after installation I noticed that the master link seems stiffer than the other links. Did i press the link too much? Will the stiffness work itself out? If this has happened to anyone please let me know the end result... I am stressing out over this. Thanks.
Posted November 13, 2007 - 06:42 AM
A BFH is all that's needed to fix it.
Posted November 13, 2007 - 07:34 AM
Posted November 13, 2007 - 08:17 AM
If you whack the 2 posts of the master link on the front side simultaneously (might want to hold a stepped block on the backside) using the BFH, you will hammer the master back out (apart) from the plate until the retaining clip sits tight against the outer plate - right now, there's a minute space (not visible unless you have a microscope).
Many people will just whack it while it's sitting on the rear sprocket to provide the rigidity, I don't agree with that though so I recommend a block.
By stepped block, I mean a piece of wood that will "skip" putting pressure back of the master only - you can just slice out a small section of wood the width of the master link with an exacto knife.
Or you can just ride the bike and after a few hours it'll probably seat itself to where it wants to be.