Chain replacement

5 replies to this topic
  • fosbibr

Posted July 20, 2010 - 11:21 AM


So I got a new chain.

When I went to take off the stock chain I took off the spring clip and then.....

Do I need a chain breaker to take off the master link?

Silly question. Yes I feel stupid.


  • KJ790

Posted July 20, 2010 - 11:28 AM


No, the outer plate may be stuck on the master link. You can pry it off with a small screwdriver.

  • YamaLink

Posted July 20, 2010 - 11:48 AM


And when you snap the masterlink back on, have the opening facing toward the rear of the bike. Facing forward can snag a tree/brush/whatever, and that's when the chain comes in half in the middle of nowhere. Seen it many times.

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  • Beatcoaster

Posted July 21, 2010 - 06:34 AM


<--looking for info as well

But you are going to need the chain breaker for making your new chain the correct length and popping out any unwanted links correct?

  • grayracer513

Posted July 21, 2010 - 08:34 AM


You can buy the chain the correct length to begin with. 114 links is standard.

A good chain tool is a worthwhile addition to your tool box, though.

  • jrny426

Posted July 21, 2010 - 08:35 AM


I use my bench grinder in a pinch

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