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Chain replacement

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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.

Thanks

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

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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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<--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?

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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.

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