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Chain Question

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im sure this has been covered, so...the final verdict...650L,all the mods without going in the motor,,do any of you guys use a clip style masterlink or am i just paranoid.want to get TATtrail prepared,and i value your experience. thanks.

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im sure this has been covered, so...the final verdict...650L,all the mods without going in the motor,,do any of you guys use a clip style masterlink or am i just paranoid.want to get TATtrail prepared,and i value your experience. thanks.

On my 600, I've never had a problem. There are three kinds of chains. The old style non o-ring chain. The master link just slips on and is held by the clip. Never used this kind. All the ringed chains that I have used were press fit. It took a LOT of pressure to get the side plate on. They have a clip too, but I don't think it does much. One time when replacing this type of chain I found the clip missing. It may have been gone for a year. The third type is the true riveted type. This requires a special tool for installation, and should never come undone.

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Clip type is all I ever used. Never had any problems....

same here always used clip masters.

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Ive always used clips and never had an issue I been riding for 22 years. I had a buddy lose a clip but the chain stayed on and he only knew it was off from lubing the chain, dunno how long it was off.

I just got a new chain and went with a clip, they work great :thumbsup:

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The Oring chains I've gotten, the instructions say to make sure the plate is tight against the back of the clip.

If you press the plate on a bit too far, I guess there could be a small gap behind the clip, making it easier for the clip to come free.

I press the plate on a little at a time, just enough to get the clip on, then after the clip is fully seated I use the chain breaker to pull the plate out against the clip to make sure its tight.

Dave

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thanks,i got a new gold kmc i think it is,just wondeing if there was any horror stories about the clip style.you guys have eased my mind:thumbsup:

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