Master Link????

4 replies to this topic
  • lisa'sxr4

Posted January 07, 2003 - 08:41 AM


I am having a heck of a time finding the master link on hubby's chain. We have both looked and had the FIL look. Anyone want to venture a guess as to where it went?!?! Suggestions for removing chain for cleaning???

  • stonewall

Posted January 07, 2003 - 09:09 AM


Stop looking. The stock 650R chain doesn't have a master link. If you want to take it off for cleaning you will have to break it or remove the swingarm.

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  • lisa'sxr4

Posted January 07, 2003 - 09:19 AM



  • stonewall

Posted January 07, 2003 - 09:24 AM


Your welcome :)

  • smashinz2002

Posted January 11, 2003 - 07:33 PM


There's a thing called an owner's manual which makes it quite clear that there is NO master link on the XR650R.
Also, the chain can be properly cleaned WITHOUT removing it. I am confused as to why you are wanting to remove and clean the chain? It's an O-ring chain, clean the exterior of it gently, and re-lube it. Don't brush it hard or use high pressure sprayer on it, the O-rings will be damaged. once again, please consult the "Owner's Manual" for this service. Chain removal is NOT necessary.

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