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post #1 of 6 Old 03-16-2009, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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if i split the chain can i use a split link to rejoin it or do i need to use a chain tool to rivet it back together iv heard difrent opinions from people

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-16-2009, 04:18 AM
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If you search the forum you'll find a pretty firm knowledgable majority siding with a new riveted master link (using a chain tool).
FYI, Honda's manuals don't even talk about an alternative. Like "YOU WILL" use a rivet.
I figure it like this; 100 Horses + unwilling to rebuild bike = Riveted Master Link.

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-16-2009, 08:19 AM
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Broken chains can do a number on engine cases.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-16-2009, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for info just made my mind up really but i have seen what a chain will do to cranck casings and my freinds back ,but iv also owned 500cc motor cross bikes with split links in the chains and iv seen them leaving 1000 cc superbikes standing off the line until the back strait

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-16-2009, 01:43 PM
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I've ridden a lot of miles with a masterlink, and raced too, never had one come apart,

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