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Old 09-27-2009, 09:25 PM
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Unhappy Master vs Rivet

Here goes my short story of failure...

Today I was finishing sprocket\chain swap. I cannot say it was very enjoyable, but had to be done.

Sooo, I successfully screwed the rivet link up. Installed master link (the chain came with both).

How necessary is it to switch back to the rivet link, and how soon should I do it?

Thx!!!

P.S. Incognito, thx for your write up. It was very helpful.
 

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Old 09-27-2009, 10:16 PM
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While clip links are not all destined to fail I would definitely feel better with a rivet master link. My opinion would be to swap it out as soon as possible. And keep a close eye on it when you do ride on it.
 
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by chainstretcher View Post
While clip links are not all destined to fail I would definitely feel better with a rivet master link. My opinion would be to swap it out as soon as possible. And keep a close eye on it when you do ride on it.
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:54 PM
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Yeah, alright, that's what I expected to hear. I'd do the rivet link in a week or so.

Took her for a ride, freeway over 100. The link held well

I put -1/+2 sprockets and 520 chain, so far I like it better than the stock setup. Although it raised another problem. RPM got a bit higher and with my stock CCT the whole thing sound horrible. I'd prolly take her to a local shop to do the swap.

And thanks for your answers!
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:14 AM
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If you're just riding on the street just use the rivet. The clip master link makes a lot more sense to someone that is racing and are swapping out chains whenever they switch their gearing. I don't have a problem using either one, just make sure your tension is correct on the chain and you won't have any issues.
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:21 AM
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Cool brother ~ thanks
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:48 AM
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Did you put on a speedo healer for the correction of speed and mileage?
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Incognito View Post
Cool brother ~ thanks
np man, the heroes must be recognized!

Did you put on a speedo healer for the correction of speed and mileage?
No, haven't done it yet. No money atm

I'm curious about speedo though. Is it complicated to set up? Determination of the percentage?
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:24 PM
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I thought a clip would be ok for a while too when I put my new RK on. I was wrong. They come wit a rivet link for a reason. It's kind of a shock when you pull in the garage to clean your chain before heading up to Brainerd for the weekend and find the link clip missing.
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MartiniRossy View Post
It's kind of a shock when you pull in the garage to clean your chain before heading up to Brainerd for the weekend and find the link clip missing.
Indeed it is, damn...

I put on Regina 520 chain. I got a bit confused about the slack. The chain required 15mm, but the bike's specs say 25-30mm. Which one should I go with?
 

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