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like a dummy i went ahead and cut my new chain a link to short :retard:could i get away with running two master links or should i bite the bullet and buy another chain?
 

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To be safer for sure and for a peace of mind while riding get a new chain it's not worth it God forbid something bad happens
 

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yea thats what i was thinking it just sucks chains are so expensive! i just bought new plastics and a few other things i dont want to have to spend more on another chain cuz i was all excited the chain breaker/riveter came in i ended up breaking the pin and cut the chain to short lol i think it has like 115 link now. Would i be able to sell it? do other bikes use less links possibly? In theory since the master links are riveted i would think it would be strong enough but then like you guys said the whole saftey issue it would probably be worth it to just buy a new chain. I hate myself sometimes haha i guess its an expensive lesson learned
 

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yea thats what i was thinking it just sucks chains are so expensive! i just bought new plastics and a few other things i dont want to have to spend more on another chain cuz i was all excited the chain breaker/riveter came in i ended up breaking the pin and cut the chain to short lol i think it has like 115 link now. Would i be able to sell it? do other bikes use less links possibly? In theory since the master links are riveted i would think it would be strong enough but then like you guys said the whole saftey issue it would probably be worth it to just buy a new chain. I hate myself sometimes haha i guess its an expensive lesson learned
Do not beat yourself up too much just look at it like a lesson learned and move on at least you came here asking questions imagine the what if's the situation would have been a lot worse keep the chain may be as it is now it would fit another bike it's possible that it might work with a smaller sprocket
 

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If a second master link was not too expensive, I'd just fit 2 personally.....if riveted properly, a master link should be just as good, if it wasn't all our single links on normal chains would be popping left right and centre.
Give you more usage from your new toy as well. Maybe stick the second link somewhere else on the chain in case they way a bit more than normal links, to keep the chain more balanced
 

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Yea a new master link is about 10 shipped a new chain is like 120. I have the ek mvxz i believe i bought a driven kit earlier in the year and just got around to installing it. I might just go with the second master link and keep an eye on it until i have some extra cash for a new chain.
 

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Yea I'm with tuner, if the master link is done right, as the manufacter specifies, measured with calipers and all, you could have a chain full of them and i'd have no worries.
 

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I made the same mistakes as you before and had to run 2 master links on my chain.

From my experience it should be fine as long as you install them properly. now you would have to just be mindful of that and take it easy on the bike, keep an eye on your chain, and keep up with your chain maintenance/lube. I was able to run 10k miles on my chain with 2 master links no problem.

Now for peace of mind (and if you had the extra $) then replace it.
 
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