O-Ring Master Link Question
Posted April 15, 2001 - 04:51 PM
What I am looking for is hints, tips, tricks, or secrets for getting the darn master link on. I usually pull my chain off every other ride and soak it and clean it real well. But everytime its a pain getting the clip on the master link. I have a hard time keeping the clip slots exposed when trying to install the clip. I Know, I know, I'm a retard! But if you can forgive me for that I would appreciate any non-derrogatory suggestions. Thanks, Paul
P.S. I'll even take some derrogatory suggestions if they work!
Posted April 15, 2001 - 05:24 PM
Pretend it's flat and give it the gas.
Posted April 15, 2001 - 05:29 PM
Somebody might have something better than this, but it works for me:
Use a small socket & C-clamp to compress it on first. That is, open up a small c-clamp to the width of the chain & small socket or a small nut. Put the outside flat in place, and put the socket/nut on the outside where the first pin will come through. Put the clamp over the link & socket, then tighten.
Do this a little at a time on the front & back pins, and it'll squish into place. It tends to stay in place when you remove it, and putting on the clip is reasonably easy.
Works for me....but maybe there's a better way?
Posted April 15, 2001 - 06:02 PM
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