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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-22-2009, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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A friend of mine bought a gixxer6 yesterday, that just happened to be stretched and dropped, so we'll be restoring it to its proper stance. Question is, is there a way to open the master link on a chain, take out a few links, and then put it together again, or does he pretty much need a new chain?

Incidentally, if you are in the market for swingarm extenders and lowering links, I can get you a deal.



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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-22-2009, 05:27 PM
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A friend of mine bought a gixxer6 yesterday, that just happened to be stretched and dropped, so we'll be restoring it to its proper stance. Question is, is there a way to open the master link on a chain, take out a few links, and then put it together again, or does he pretty much need a new chain?

Incidentally, if you are in the market for swingarm extenders and lowering links, I can get you a deal.
I see no reason why you couldn't, as long as the chain isn't worn out where it should be replaced. Shops and others do this stuff all the time. A riveted master link is better than a clip-on but some will say they are no different as long as the clip-on is done right. I prefer riveted masters myself.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well here is what I learned. Catback obviously knows much of that.
Master links come in two flavors, riveted and clipped. Clipped are replaceable, but can snap off at speed. Riveted are not replaceable. Also, you need a tool to secure riveted links. The chain in question has 2 riveted master links, actually its two chains put together (and they are not even the same brand). My buddy is opting for a peace of mind of buying a new chain, I'm keeping his old one as a emergency spare (it has less than 100 miles on it)



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