help whats up with new chain

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by bo jangles, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. bo jangles

    S'mee Guest

    What's the matter with my stating the truth? Hmm? I've forgotten more
    about chains that you ever knew about them...I'am also a better human
    being than a chickenhawk like you.
    S'mee, May 2, 2010
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  2. bo jangles

    ` Guest

    Oki. Whatever.
    `, May 2, 2010
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  3. You don't know how to fasten spring link clips. Get another and try
    The Older Gentleman, May 2, 2010
  4. No, it doesn't.
    The Older Gentleman, May 2, 2010
  5. Always use a pair of broad-nosed pliers to replace clips. Never level
    them with a screwdriver. See an illustrated manual or something for how
    it's done.
    The Older Gentleman, May 2, 2010
  6. If you mean (as I think you do) with the closed end facing the direction
    of travel, yes, absolutely, but there's a *way* in which it should be
    attached - pushed on with pliers braced against the close bit, and not
    by winkling the open end apart with a screwdriver. Difficult to explain
    without a picture.

    The problem here is that he managed to bend the clip, which strongly
    suggests he didn't fit it properly, rather than fit it the wrong way
    round, because it popped off with hand pressure.
    The Older Gentleman, May 3, 2010
  7. Not that I've seen
    No, you push the master link inboard because the pins are tapered. It
    holds the sideplate more firmly.
    The Older Gentleman, May 3, 2010
  8. bo jangles

    . Guest

    I've installed brand new clips that weren't flat, one leg was slightly
    bent. I figured that the clip was engineered that way.

    I used to lose masterlink clips on the race track and some racers were
    safety wiring the clips. The pressed on side plate would never come
    off though.

    I started degreasing the clip and the side plate and applying a drop
    of red Loctite and I haven't lost a clip 25 years....
    ., May 6, 2010
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