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post #1 of 3 Old 02-12-2007, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Missing Clip on Master Link

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I read on a message board recently that someone happen to notice that the clip was missing on their master link. I thought to myself, I ought to check the clip on mine, sure enough, it was missing as well!

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post #2 of 3 Old 02-12-2007, 09:47 PM
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Hi!

I read on a message board recently that someone happen to notice that the clip was missing on their master link. I thought to myself, I ought to check the clip on mine, sure enough, it was missing as well!

Donnie
If you havn't put a new chain on your KLR yet this isn't a problem, the ones I've seen are solid with to break. I'm only at 9,000 with no missing bearing rings so I expect to get to 14 or 15,000 before I put a new chain and sprockets on.

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generally speaking, you don't have many problems with master link chains, I've used them for years with no failures or lost master link clips, though you do need to pay close attention when putting the clip one, making sure it's seated properly and not put on backwards, for those that have never used a master link chain, that means the clip must be put on with the solid end facing in the direction of travel, I've seen more than a few put on wrong and fixed them in the field for the guys. If it's put on backwards, a stick or something can pop it right off if it hits the chain just right.

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