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Old 08-06-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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My chain threw its masterlink clip...

...and I lived to tell about it. I get the bike up on stands and start cleaning the chain. At first I didn't notice, because the safety wire is still in place! Rolling the chain around for the second time reveals that the clip is completely gone, and its by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ ALONE that the link held in place. I have no idea when I lost it, just that I'm grateful that it didn't come all to pieces and kill me.

Glory be to the father! Praying does work!

Now I need a riveting tool. Anyone on the SE side have one they could rent ( key word rent, I will pay you! ) so I can fix my ride?

Clip on Masterlinks should be banned! I've heard this before, but this is my lesson - fortunately not learned the hard way.

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...I'm glad it's such a boring sport, what would it be like if they watched something a little more interesting, like football? they'd just spontaneously combust on the spot...
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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i usually tack weld my master links
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happens all the time, the engine would just over-revved. Stunting with the chain comes off is something else.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:59 PM   #7
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that's what i would call it too. . .luck

either way, glad the story had an uneventful ending
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what else could happen is the chain breaks lose while riding at 70mph?
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what else could happen is the chain breaks lose while riding at 70mph?

Somebody on MH had it happen a while back. Cracked the engine casing I believe.
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what else could happen is the chain breaks lose while riding at 70mph?
It could sling around and wrap into the swing arm and cause damage or wrecks. I have known a few people that had the chain broke and it would just falls to the ground and they would just coast it in.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:26 PM   #11
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i coasted in once from 40mph. a buddy broke the front sprocket cover at 70-80mph.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:28 PM   #12
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on a yamaha i KNOW it will ball up around the countershaft, and rip the countershaft cover off the case, tearing *nearly* irrepairable damage to the case. i say nearly because i happen to be a fine tig welder. EVEN WORSE it slings around and takes out your achilles tendon, possibly your whole foot.

i'd bet the sheer tension on the chain is what held it together. plus it WILL come off if you put the clip on the wrong way (theyre unidirectional). i rivet mine anyways for a clean look :laughing6
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:32 PM   #13
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on a yamaha i KNOW it will ball up around the countershaft, and rip the countershaft cover off the case, tearing *nearly* irrepairable damage to the case. i say nearly because i happen to be a fine tig welder. EVEN WORSE it slings around and takes out your achilles tendon, possibly your whole foot.

i'd bet the sheer tension on the chain is what held it together. plus it WILL come off if you put the clip on the wrong way (theyre unidirectional). i rivet mine anyways for a clean look :laughing6

ouch, the whole foot thing doesn't sound pleasant at all...

I noticed the unidirectional installation, and put it on correctly. Just one of those things I guess. Like I said, lesson learned.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:35 PM   #14
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i wish i could give you my chain breaker/riveter, but ****ING motion-pro made it defective and it stripped out...imma go see if it has a warranty
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I wouldn't recommend a clip type master link (assuming this is on a street bike like your R6).
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:10 AM   #16
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My brother (LSR-F3) threw his chain on his F3 getting onto 290 comming from Fry about 6 mo ago. He was going about 80mph and he said it felt like he hit a 2x4 or something in the road. It nearly threw him off the bike cause it slapped the undertail when it broke. He had no chain guard on at the time . It ended up taking a chunk out of the engine case and demolishing the fuel pump. He was one lucky it didn't take his foot or leg off, or in this case cause a spark when it hit the fuel pump and go boom
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:13 AM   #18
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I got one if you need it, you have a new master link?

I plan on picking one up sometime early this week. I'll let you know, and thanks!

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This happened to me a few months back....Britt, I thought you talked with Motorcycles Unlimited and were having your rivet replaced?

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Never got a chance to make it up there. Its 40 miles one way, and I work 6 days a week. :( I ran with the clip safety wired even though I knew better.

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