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Old 07-18-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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Can you put a rivot master link n without the tool??

how's it going guys I've looked online and saw some guys saying you could do it with out the rivet tool but no description of how they actually did it. If someone could help me out that would be awesome thanks!!
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:39 PM   #2
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i have the chain tools if you want to borrow it.
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Do you have the link already? If not you can order clip style. If you do, its not hard to find someone here to loan you one. If you plan on staying with the hobby, I suggest you buy the tool.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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i have the chain tools if you want to borrow it.
I appreciate it I am all the way down in Dickinson though. thank you for offering.

And yes I already bought the link I heard that the clip on ones are not very good so I went with the rivet one thinking it would be easy to put it on.
I do plan on buying the tool kit but just want to get it back on for now..
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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Very difficult to do it correctly without the tool.
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Very difficult to do it correctly without the tool.
Could I get a description of how it goes? or what to use? cause that's about the only option I have right now unless someone on my side of town has one I could use..
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c-clamp to press on and a punch to spread rivet end but your taking a risk ! I also have the tool if you need it
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Could I get a description of how it goes? or what to use? cause that's about the only option I have right now unless someone on my side of town has one I could use..
You have to press the link onto the posts, which is not a loose fit like a clip on master link. Its a slight interference fit. To get the o-ring crush correct you have to measure the link width and match it pretty close to the other link.
Then you use the pin press to expand out the rivet to a certain amount 0.020" or so, which takes a bit of umph.
You really need a caliper to measure these dimensions.
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c-clamp to press on and a punch to spread rivet end but your taking a risk ! I also have the tool if you need it
Is it that bad? or if you just take your time to do it? is there something I don't see that makes them fragil? Were are you at? If your close and wouldn't mind me borrowing it for a few minutes that would be awesome..
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yes, it is pretty hard to the rivet with out the right tools. Even with rivet tools, you can still mess it up.
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yes, it is pretty hard to the rivet with out the right tools. Even with rivet tools, you can still mess it up.
+1 Too much and you're starting all over.
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+1 Too much and you're starting all over.
+1, meaning spend another 5-10 dollars for another master link.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:35 PM   #13
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if you cant afford the tools right now, you can start a thread to borrow one, there are plenty people down south east would love to help you out.
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Dont try it.

End result may be cracked crank case, or a beat up leg.

Wait and buy or borrow the tool.

I have one, too, but I'm way up in Spring.
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I actually returned the rivet link and ordered the tool and ordered the rivet link it was cheaper online anyway and just bought the clip on one until I get these in.
Thanks guys.
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Do you have the link already? If not you can order clip style. If you do, its not hard to find someone here to loan you one. If you plan on staying with the hobby, I suggest you buy the tool.
how good are the clip ones? will it hurt to keep driving it until they get in?
I want to go ride tonight to Galveston but not sure if its ok too.
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I've used several clip types under drag racing condition. Most drag racers use them with no issues. After it on (facing the right direction) clean the grease off. Use brake cleaner or similar. Add a dab of silicon over the clip. Clear or black is fine. It will stay put
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I've used several clip types under drag racing condition. Most drag racers use them with no issues. After it on (facing the right direction) clean the grease off. Use brake cleaner or similar. Add a dab of silicon over the clip. Clear or black is fine. It will stay put
Ok thanks for the advice I will do it like that. I just wasn't sure and didn't want to go down or take off to ride and get stranded again. The guy at the Yamaha shop just said to take it easy no wheelies and stuff like that but wanted to hear what other ppl said.
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If it stands up to hard launches on nitrous Im sure w whoolie is fine
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Like bluewave said clip n silicone

they don't even make a rivet master link for my drag bike, HUGE chain.
It holds 300 hp and throwing the clutch at 9,000 rpm, I think your good bro
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