DID 520 ERV3 x-ring chain
Posted November 11, 2012 - 05:08 PM
Posted November 11, 2012 - 06:23 PM
Posted November 11, 2012 - 08:04 PM
Posted November 11, 2012 - 10:24 PM
If your master link does not have the removable clip to secure the master link side plate, then it would seem that you have a permanent (riveted) master link. You must install this master link using a chain riveting tool. The riveting tool will mushroom the ends of the two pins that protrude through the master link side plate. This is a better method of joining the two ends of the chain. No clips to wear and break or be caught by the chain guide and flung off. It is the system used for bicycle chains. A shade tree mechanic would use a heavy C clamp and a ball bearing to mushroom the two pins to the correct diameter -- I don't remember the dimension, but you should be able to find it on the Web.
Posted November 28, 2012 - 10:12 AM
Dear Sir or Madam,
Thank you for contacting D.I.D. Unfortunately, D.I.D does not produce a clip type master link for this series. However, we do know of a clip type master link that will fit this chain but we cannot recommend it as it is a different series. So please use caution and be aware that if something happens like the chain breaks, it would not be under warranty. Only chains with both the master link and chain that have the same part number can be warrantied against. The series is 520VM. The D.I.D clip type master link part number is FJ520VM. If you have any further questions or concerns, please let me know.
Have a Great Day!
D.I.D CHAINS USA
So I went ahead and ordered this and it worked just fine.
Posted November 28, 2012 - 10:47 AM
Posted November 28, 2012 - 11:03 AM
Yea thank you. I just ran a different chain and will have to order a special chain tool to get the new one on.
I'd just order the clip style link I listed above and use it. Goes right on no problem!! No special tools required. Easier to "break" the chain if you need to get it off for some reason. And cheaper than a rivet tool.
Posted December 03, 2012 - 04:42 AM
I'll use the clip style when I install a new chain.