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post #1 of 9 Old 05-19-2009, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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MASTER LINK "key" POSITION

Reviving some dead brain cells, but if i remember correctly the open end of the "key" that locks the side plate onto the link, faces foward (the direction the chain moves): when tht links on the top course,correct ? Thats the way the old one was , but a friend thought it should be the other way. ( i bet him a brew ).........Mike

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From what I always remember, the open end of the clip must always face away from the direction of chain rotation. If something hits the clip, like a rock etc if facing the wrong way it could knock it out and the there would be real trouble.


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Shouldn't be using a clip anyway!!! From experience I say this! I used them on my MX machines until it happened! Never again!!!

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Like a gold fish swimming in the direction of the chain rotation.

Sorry but that is how I remember.

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-20-2009, 07:19 AM
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Like a gold fish swimming in the direction of the chain rotation.

Sorry but that is how I remember.
I had never heard that one before (whish I would of heard when I was a kid). Sure makes it simple.

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Thanks for the link !....After getting a real light and some cleaner found it just how the link said..i had the direction of the chains travel backwards. Beer debt paid........M

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post #7 of 9 Old 05-21-2009, 06:48 AM
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So after the chain, battery, polish everything, dump the bad gas, and i know im missin something else... are you gonna ride that thing?! If you need some one to scoot it around the block, just say the word!

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post #8 of 9 Old 05-21-2009, 08:38 PM
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caution, threadjack...SO, my shop guy tells me that chains that use a master-link are just fine...says he's never really heard anything bd about em...he says, "come on, everyone's doing it, just try it..."

Should I be innocent and trusting, or should I stick it out and get a real riveted chain? Opinions would be MOST welcome, before I buy the wrong stuff tomorrow...

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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post #9 of 9 Old 05-22-2009, 05:39 AM
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Iv'e never had any trouble with a master link chain in 30 years of riding, but I've heard people say they have, although they have never provided info on how and why. I know that you never re-use a master link, especially the circlip on it, but a riveted chain has less "parts" so I suppose it would be less likely to fail.

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