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Old 08-28-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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Question Master links? joining/seperating 525 chain? plz help

I bought a chain for my bike and it came in a 120 link size, but my bike uses a few links less than that. What is the best way to remove the extra links, and what is the best way to join the chain together when I'm done?
My suzuki guide shows them using an expensive dealer press to seperate and join the chain, but I've also seen those "master links" you can use to join it yourself. There are like 3 or 4 different kinds that I've seen (screw together, rivet, c-clip, etc).
Does anyone have any advice? I haven't ever done a chain before but it seems pretty simply, I'm just getting stuck on this one point.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:19 PM   #2
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1. buy a chain breaker or find someone that has one.

2. us a metal cutting wheel and cut the links off you dont need.

3. take it to a shop or someone that knows what they are doing and let them do it.


(i'd do # 3. i've watched people struggle with and **** up new chains and its not even funny. and i've put many on for myself and friends and with a good chain breaker it is very easy and takes only a couple minutes)
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:10 AM   #3
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so something like this to "break" the chain:
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Chain-Breake...QQcmdZViewItem
and then I'd need master links to reconnect?

what about with this one, it says it can "rivet" too, does that mean it can reinsert the pin to reconnect?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CAM-C...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:32 AM   #4
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Just cut off the extra links with a dremel. The new chain should come with a Master Link, along with a packet of lube for when you assemble it.

If your old chain's worn out, you may want to double-check your sprockets to make sure they're not worn either.
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:54 AM   #5
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the sprockets aren't very worn at all, the chain wasn't in good shape cause it sat for a little bit before I got the bike. the new chain doesn't have a master link.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:49 PM   #6
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bump? master link whaaaaaaaa
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:13 PM   #7
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you will have to buy a master link, if you get the clip kind you HAVE to put it on correctly, if you get the rivet you will have to buy tools to do it.

Get a grinder of some sort and grind down the pin on the last link of how ever many you need to take off, drive the pin out with a drift punch and the links will come off. Put the chain on the bike and put the master in.

this will require some mechanical skill and your life could depend on it. If you need more explaining than what I offered then you best take it somewhere.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:18 PM   #8
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bring me the bike and chain and master link and I will help U put it on, Tim
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DOUBLE, TRIPLE, AND QUADRUPLE check the number of links you need from the new chain before you go cutting it down.

Master link needs a tool to press the rivets - don't use a clip master link on a liter bike or even a 600 sportbike. If you can borrow a rivet tool that's good, but if you can borrow the OWNER of the rivet tool with it that's better - the tool can be tricky and you will end up having to re-do the rivet on a new master link if you're not careful.

My last chain and sprocket replacement write-up: http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=33912
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:11 AM   #10
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thanks for the help/advice, looks like I may be giving tim a call.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:58 AM   #11
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dude, just do what somebody1010 did on my chain and saw that off!
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:54 AM   #12
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I've got the master links in stock and can give you a hand also.
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