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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-09-2007, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy Master Links

I just put on a new chain w/ new sprockets, but as I was putting on the the master link (rivet type), it didn't look right. It didn't sit flush with the rest of the chain. Now after reading some threads, I think I got a little anxious and tightened it to fast and hard. My questions are:


Since it's a rivet type, I have to start with a new master link. Its an RK chain, Can I get just any RK master link (rivet type/clip type), or does it have to be for my specific type chain (525xowhatever)?

Is there a way to break it at the master link, or do I have to take out the links around the master link?

Your help is very much appriciated. Thanks.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-09-2007, 04:05 PM
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You just need a new master link and you need to buy the master link thats made for the chain. (pitch - oring type). Just need to replace the master link not the links around it.

I would buy the RK chain tool and its really easy to use.

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Thanks, I have the RK chain tool, and could tell from the first use it was a wise investment. Also, where the hell can I buy a master link from. My chain is the RK GB525XSO type. I googled it and could only find the standard RK 525 master link. Would that one work?
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