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Old 11-19-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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Quick question!!! HELP!

So, I atempted to install the chain on my R6 my self.. I got the masterlink in but could not get the little clip thing on the outside...

So my question is, Motorcycles Unlimited is one light up from my house, would it be safe to ride it up there for Patrick to fix my boo boo?

I do not have a truck, and dont have access to one. My bike is my Daily and I need to get it back on the streets ASAP!
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:57 PM   #2
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I would say no...nope, no-how, no way, not even...don't even think about it.
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Well, will they rivet the chain on?

Im pretty much broke after this adventure into buying sprockets and a chain, So I doubt I could afford for someone to come out..
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:19 PM   #4
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just slap some bubble gum on top of the m/l and ride it down there..............it'll be just as safe as riding down there w/o the clip! but seriously, if you had some safety wire, you could do figure 8's w/ the wire on top of the exterior plate of the link. does anyone disagree? hope i have given a safe, useful,quick solution.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:21 PM   #5
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bring the chain up there?
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Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the outside plate on the master link then you should be able to put the clip on.
The chains with the clip type master link cannot be riveted to the best of my knowledge... at least not without modification.
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Well, I think I messed up...

Its a pro520lm chain. The guy at C&C gave me a extra masterlink and told me to use that one.. The masterlink I installed says on it "pro520 xso"

It was a to install, and now the pin thingy is not pushed all the way through, so the clip wont go on...
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bring the chain up there?
I need it INSTALLED on the bike bro..
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In all honesty, someone's got to have a truck; or if need be, push it on the sidewalk(recommend straping for the neighborhood-j/k) if that close...

I dont have a truck either, otherwise I'd be happy to help, sorry...
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just slap some bubble gum on top of the m/l and ride it down there..............it'll be just as safe as riding down there w/o the clip! but seriously, if you had some safety wire, you could do figure 8's w/ the wire on top of the exterior plate of the link. does anyone disagree? hope i have given a safe, useful,quick solution.

Not sure if I understand...
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In all honesty, someone's got to have a truck; or if need be, push it on the sidewalk(recommend straping for the neighborhood-j/k) if that close...

I dont have a truck either, otherwise I'd be happy to help, sorry...
I pushed the bike 3 miles home when it broke!

Everyone I know of with a truck cant help...

Oh and about the strapping thing... I DO! This is not the best part of town!
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Push it?
Im thinking bout it... its 1.64 miles but down 1960...
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only having a motorcycle to get around sure can be a sometimes...
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only having a motorcycle to get around sure can be a sometimes...
Your teling me! But I would never change it...
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maybe sometime soon u could buy an emergency beater cage. oh, and if i didnt live all the way out here in Laporte, i would surely through ur bike in the back of my truck and taxi u down to patricks shop. but, sorry. call if you would like to hear about the safety wire trick....well, pm me and i'll send ya my # and try to better describe it.


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Well, I think I messed up...

Its a pro520lm chain. The guy at C&C gave me a extra masterlink and told me to use that one.. The masterlink I installed says on it "pro520 xso"

It was a to install, and now the pin thingy is not pushed all the way through, so the clip wont go on...


The plate is a TIGHT fit. You may have to squeeze the out of it. I am not sure but I would think a 520 master link should fit. The number is a reference to the width of the chain so, it ought to go.

You said it was a to install. Did you mean the masterlink or the outer plate?
If the masterlink was all that hard to install you may need to get more slack first.
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Im not sure, The masterlink is the thing with the prongs that actually stick out... Looks like this ] ... That was a to install..


The reason its not working, is cause the one of the pins slipped back through the otherside...
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did ya loosen the rear end at all in order to give yourself some slack to put it together? seems like if you didnt that that would be the only reason u couldnt slide the ] into the chain holes easily...unless the ] posts are just a smidge thicker than the chain holes???? but that would be weird, at least to me if you bought the chain from someone who new his stuff....
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do you have a ramp? I know there are guys at work that have trucks...

we could sneak out for a few minutes... That's the best I can offer; we work at 1960/i45 BMW
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