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Is it safe to remove a link from a new chain?

Old 07-08-2011, 02:47 PM
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Default Is it safe to remove a link from a new chain?

I recently installed a 1-/+2 520 superlite chain and sprocket setup (as a kit) for my 929, but the chain is about a link or two too long. I have a chain press/puller. Is it safe to remove a from this new chain?
Old 07-08-2011, 04:59 PM
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yes, perfectly fine, just dont damage the remaining links.
Old 07-08-2011, 06:57 PM
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It's a lot safer than a loose chain. Yeah you can pull them.

A lot of chains are sold in 120 link lengths and you are supposed to cut to length.

The easiest way is with a grinder, just ease the head of the rivet off and then use a drift or your chain tool to push it through. Then, use either a rivet master-link (recommened for the hard-core sporties) or a NEW clip master-link. DO NOT re-use the old clip, they are only good for a single use (or a dark, lonely highway temp-replacement re-use). The closed end of the clip points in the direction of chain travel, by the way.

Be sure to advance your tensioners all the way in when measuring to cut, so you get the full travel life from wear.

Good luck, Ern
Old 07-09-2011, 05:56 AM
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Ok thanks it's good to know. I have the rear wheel two-blocked all the way back and it's still too lose. I'll snug it all the way up before measuring the chain to remove the link/s. I do have a rivet master link, and not a clip one, so I can reuse the master. Sounds like any easy fix. Thanx.
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