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Old 11-27-2011, 08:25 PM
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Ditch that master link by getting a chain breaking tool and you won't need to worry about master links any more. It will be one seamless chain, no masterlink.
It's unusual to keep flinging the chain.
There is some kinda issue you need to resolve. Alignment, tight links, clip on the masterlink facing the wrong direction...something

Where are you in Maryland?
I'm in the Towson, Parkville area. Are you any where nearby?

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Old 11-27-2011, 08:25 PM
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I hate when that happens.That happened to me before with a chain without a master link so I got a better chain and no more problems.I lost an allen bolt out of my clutch lever the other day and needless to say there was no finding it.lucky i had another in the tool chest.

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:25 PM
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I've thrown the chain once before when the link clip snapped and it was laying behind me in the street.. in this case I was riding up the walkway on the bridge (there's a sign that tells cyclist to use the sidewalk at each end) with concrete barrier to one side (and traffic) and the railing and a long drop to the river on the other. It's odd that it should have moved that far when it dropped, but anything's possible I suppose. I've been debating doing away with the master link completely, I fiddled around with bits of leftover chain and the chainbreaker for a bit and may give it a go.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:42 PM
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Not really surprising, motorcyclists talk about "throwing" a chain. my guess is that at highway speeds it can get thrown pretty far. I was buying a 420 chain at a motorcycle shop when I ended up in line with a guy buying one for his Suzuki 750. we commiserated about it being a rainy day and when we met again in the parking lot he saw my gas bike and said "Well sh!t, I would have just pedaled home!".
Roller chains used for garage door openers and security gates also throw chains but I imagine not as far.
Overall: even the low-end engines work fine. it is TRANSMISSION that causes all our problems.
Chains, chain tensioners and rag joints. These are the greatest flaws in Mr. Grube's design.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:23 AM
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I've thought of not running a master link, but am happy to be able to pop off the chain for easier pedaling if the engine decides to die on me. Or I forget to gas up... too easy to do with our little sippers, eh?

Don't forget that the C-clip should be towards the tire(facing inbound) and facing the rear when on the "high side" going into the engine. If it's backwards, any little nip by the idler pulley or a rubbing tire(it happens to some) will pop it off every time.


After I took this pic my phone battery died. But that's how I pulled up to a local Hobby Show last week. Had a bike up on a table so people could get a good look, and did Demo rides in the parking lot. There was a lot of interest, mostly from husbands while their wives were checking out Nick-Nacks and Preserves, heh heh. Few surprised looks when I tell them I ride all winter too (had my spikey winter tire there too). It was more to get people thinking about them for the spring and network than making sales, bad time of year for that
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:21 AM
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Ever think about selling stencils?
You talkin' to me? De Niro in Taxi Driver.... :-)

Not an actual stencil per say but a vinyl stick on over the surface. I suppose it could be a stencil that sticks on, then you paint over and then pull off the vinyl leaving the fresh painted image. Would just weed out the letters or design instead of leaving the design or letters in. Plan on making available area templates for the mag cover, rear sprocket clutch and tank. Just to tinker more than anything. Got some cool reflective vinyl to play with too that can't hurt at night.

Got something in mind for your MB? Shoot me a PM and I:'ll cut it for you and sent it snail mail, free of any charge just to see what it turns out like. An experiment if you will...

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Old 11-28-2011, 11:29 AM
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Yesterday, i took off my china girl motor. Still need to get either a double legged kickstand or a rear kickstand. Love my staton rear friction drive.

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Old 11-30-2011, 01:09 AM
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I've thrown the chain once before when the link clip snapped and it was laying behind me in the street.. in this case I was riding up the walkway on the bridge (there's a sign that tells cyclist to use the sidewalk at each end) with concrete barrier to one side (and traffic) and the railing and a long drop to the river on the other. It's odd that it should have moved that far when it dropped, but anything's possible I suppose. I've been debating doing away with the master link completely, I fiddled around with bits of leftover chain and the chainbreaker for a bit and may give it a go.
Funny you should mention chain breaking.....

I threw my chain on my way to work this morning, two miles from home. Sure enough, there it lay on the road behind me like a dead snake. Luckily, no one ran over it.

As I pulled over, I realized I had forgotten to bring my backpack (with tools and spare chain).

As soon as my wife brought my backpack, I was back on the road shortly. The chain had pulled away @ the link. Perhaps it was where I had repaired it once before, a few weeks ago.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:15 PM
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started breaking in my new engine with arnold 1 which is what i'v heard is the same as opti-2 seams to be running great. went back to get more but it was gone so i went to runnings and found this stuff called US2 looks to be the same stuff but i was just wondering if anyone knew anything about the stuff
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:30 PM
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started breaking in my new engine with arnold 1 which is what i'v heard is the same as opti-2 seams to be running great. went back to get more but it was gone so i went to runnings and found this stuff called US2 looks to be the same stuff but i was just wondering if anyone knew anything about the stuff
I've got some C3-PO I'm using after running out of R2-D2. It's the oil of the JEDI and it works with the force.

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