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    Senior Member rippin209's Avatar
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    Maybe it was my fault, my chain my not have been perfectly aligned or something, but I've lost the clip 3 separate times, luckily I didn't drop my chain or run into any kind of trouble. I prefer the rivet type
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    Senior Member Replacing chain and sprockets; go cheap or go Honda? dduelin's Avatar
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    Many thousands of miles on chains with clip style master links and never a lost one. On the 700 I take a smear of RTV over the clip to glue it in place yet easily removed.
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    I kind of figured this bike/motor wouldn’t pose a problem with using clips. Just curious to see some thoughts on it.


    Iím supposed to respect my elders, but itís getting harder and harder for me to find one now ..

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    I'm about to change chain & sprockets now at 23k miles. The parts are on my workbench and I only have to borrow the staking tool from a friend.

    I pondered the master link vs endless chain and came to the conclusion that I wasn't going to remove the chain for cleaning - as you would on a dirt bike - so why bother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtFlier View Post
    I'm about to change chain & sprockets now at 23k miles. The parts are on my workbench and I only have to borrow the staking tool from a friend.

    I pondered the master link vs endless chain and came to the conclusion that I wasn't going to remove the chain for cleaning - as you would on a dirt bike - so why bother?
    when you refer to "endless" do you mean one that comes as a circle, or do you mean a rivet type master link?

    Not many people buy an endless chain because most people don't like removing the swingarm to install them. Probably not a bad idea to pull the swingarm in order to lube up the linkage, pivot, etc though.

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