Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
s usual, thank you everyone for your replies
To be honest, I did think that the clip link would be okay. I have read many posts on this forum from people that use clip links, no one seems to have had trouble because of it.
Roadrash, I have also ordered new sprockets. I know that there has been some discussion on this forum about whether or not it is necessary to replace both the front and rear sprockets when replacing the chain. I have taken the advice of the Clymer manual, which suggests that all three components, Chain, front and rear sprockets be replaced at the same time. To be honest, the rear sprocket looks near perfect. The teeth on the front sprocket are slightly concave on the leading side, but only slightly.
Pdwestman, it is possible that my chain was run too tight for too long. I did monitor its tightness , but, for most of it's life I did tend to keep it on the tighter side of the of the recommended tension. I will take your advice with my new chain.