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Old 10-20-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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How do you remove clip on master link?

What is the best way to remove and reinstall the clip on the master link? I can't seem to figure out a way without damaging it. I REALLY don't want to damage it. I can just see that thing coming off at 90 mph and the chain taking off my pinky toe.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:30 PM   #2
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:34 PM   #3
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made you a high tech diagram. it should help

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Old 10-20-2010, 10:37 PM   #4
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That is what I figured but I have tried that and it won't budge. Maybe I just need to do some pushups. That is pretty high tech. Can you do a cool smiley face with eyebrows?
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pair of dykes (pliers ppl) theyre kinda square on the end and theyll grip it better. need another diagram. and im not bs-ing you. thats how i always got it loose on my old f2
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:40 PM   #6
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That is what I figured but I have tried that and it won't budge. Maybe I just need to do some pushups. That is pretty high tech. Can you do a cool smiley face with eyebrows?
u need a stress ball. its on there TIGHT so, like you said, it wont fly off when youre doing the breakneck speed of 90
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if your worried about it coming off you shouldn't be using a clip style master link anyways...... spend the 2 dollars on a riven master link and come by and ill install it for you for 10 bucks
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I'm guessing I need a different set of needle nose pliers. Can't get a grip with the ones I have. Thanks.
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a master link is about 12 bucks at a shop (give or take a few $). just make that face where you try something REALLY hard and it pinches your eyes shut and squeeze!!! either itll come off or you can always cut it if ya lived by me, id come give u a hand
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if your worried about it coming off you shouldn't be using a clip style master link anyways...... spend the 2 dollars on a riven master link and come by and ill install it for you for 10 bucks
This! My mechanic said the same thing. Get the rivet one!
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u need these kind

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and the rivet kind is best for street. masters are good for offroading like dirtbikes and quads and such (easier to clean) masters can be kinda weak but if thats all u got at the moment, make it work til you get the riveted kind. keep in mind you need a riveting tool to press this type of link together so it wont come apart
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the magic happens at 7:02 (just do the opposite)

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if your worried about it coming off you shouldn't be using a clip style master link anyways...... spend the 2 dollars on a riven master link and come by and ill install it for you for 10 bucks
I appreciate the offer, but I'm able to do that. This is my first bike with a clip style master link and would like to be able to just pop it off real fast so I could clean and lube the chain better and faster.
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Borrowed a pair from the neighbor. I got it. That square end made it much easier. Thanks. that thing was on there good.
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I appreciate the offer, but I'm able to do that. This is my first bike with a clip style master link and would like to be able to just pop it off real fast so I could clean and lube the chain better and faster.



just words of advise, if that chain pops off it will most likely take a chunk of your block with it if your going fast, either that or it will wrap around your leg.... if you think the few extra seconds it takes to lift the bike to clean it without taking the chain off the bike is worth the risk then your wrong..... i can only advise you though
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YouTube - Howto: Replace Your Motorcycle Chain in 10 Mins
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I hate doing that , I always end up catching a finger or part of a palm and end up with those little purple blood bubbles under the skin.
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I've lost several of those retaining clips,
I opt for the rivet style....

my friend had his chain come off at about 80mph on the freeway, luckily only his rear wheel locked up........................
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