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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-27-2012, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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O-ring Master link on non o-ring chain?

I'm replacing the chain guide on my ATV so I need to remove/replace the master link. I'm a cheap-ass so I dont want to buy a new chain. The only rivet type master links that I can find are all O-ring type master links. The chain is not an o-ring chain. Would I be able to use an o-ring master link on a non-o-ring chain?
If so, do I keep the o-rings on or take them off?
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You should have no issue. the difference between an O-ring and an x-ring chane is the shape of the ring. the x-rimg is better at staying lubed because it can retain lube.

as long as you get a master link with the same pitch as the chain (520 or 525 or whatever) it should fit fine.

All that said: I would suggest getting a master link that is the same make as the chain... or even better the same model.

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Thanks for the reply...sorry I should have been more clear. I the chain is not an o-ring or x-ring chain. It's just a standard chain. The only "rivet type" master links that I can find are O-ring or x-ring but I found plenty of standard "clip" master links that dont have o-rings. I think I'm just going to go with the clip master link. Wont use one on my 600rr because in the past the clips have come off but I'm sure it'll be fine on the ATV
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Go with the clip one...

Before you put it on give it a good clean with brake cleaner and let it dry, install it and then cover over the clip with some RTV silicone (so it looks like the one in the pic)... also make sure that the open end of the clip is on the trailing end...

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And lube up once the silicone is dry...
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