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my master link will not spread

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Old 03-30-2015, 04:11 PM
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Hey guys I got a new jt x1r chain on my bike when installing the master link I cannot get this thing to spread I used a rivet tool a pipe spreader on a c clamp. It will not budge also there is no kink so its not too tight either. Here is a pic.
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So is it me or what?
 
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:25 AM
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Is the chain stake point large/wide enough to flare the master link pins? It usually only takes a small flare to ensure the link plate doesn't come off, but you'll see the flare. Does the side link plate move when pried from inside?
 
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:58 PM
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Is the chain stake point large/wide enough to flare the master link pins? It usually only takes a small flare to ensure the link plate doesn't come off, but you'll see the flare. Does the side link plate move when pried from inside?
The plate doesn't move no, but the flare piece I'm using is plenty big enough. I donno, I guess I'll find a new tool but the shop only has a d&d chain tool and they want 180 for it
 
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:26 PM
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cycle gear $40 chain tool works great. fyi those rivits looks slightly flared to me already.
 
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:03 PM
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are you pushing the rivets out of the other side of the chain? what rivet tool are you using? those definitely arent spread out. it only takes a few hundredths to get the rivet spread to proper spec but you can visually see if its good or not.
 
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