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Old 04-30-2007, 12:27 PM   #1
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Master Link: Clip on to Rivet

I got a chain a few months ago and the chain came with a clip on the master link. I was wondering if I could rivet the master link since the clip has fallen off or do I have to remove the master link and get one that is specific for riveting.... I don't want to ride the bike in this condition.

I guess my real question is can I rivet the master link that was made for a clip? Let me know... thanks.
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I think it's like $5 for a rivet master link. Why take a chance?
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:31 PM   #3
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I think it's like $5 for a rivet master link. Why take a chance?
cool, I did not know this... the stealership is making it sound like you can't replace the master link with anyother.. does it have to be specific?
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I don't think you can because of the pins on the master link...they are different on a clip style versus the rivet I believe. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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cool, I did not know this... the stealership is making it sound like you can't replace the master link with anyother.. does it have to be specific?
just the same pitch (i.e., 520, 525, or 530)
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:41 PM   #6
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You can replace a clip style woth a rivet one.
All you need to know is what brand / model chain you have in what size.
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yeah, don't ask the dealership anymore questions....they have their profits best interests in mind, nor yours. Moral of this story, ask Patrick or someone on here before the stealership. (not that all of them are misleading, but why chance it?)
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, I was never at the mercy of the stealership.. I always have a bud or a hookup do my chain and sprockets... ain't got that hook up anymore, so I needed to get this done...

I will try to call around and see if I can get the link... where can I rent/borrow a rivet tool?
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