Master Links

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  1. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    It may or may not sound stupid but this tpi has saved my bacon before. When
    you replace a chain and install the Master Link make SURE that the open part of the Master Link ( the outside U ) the openpart of it always points to the back of the bike. Never have lost one that way yet:)
     
  2. misteright1_99

    misteright1_99 New Member

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    I dont meen to be a smart a** but you want it the "U" pointing to the back of the bike when on the top of the sprocket (when on the bottom of the sprocket the opening will be towards the engine)....
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I'm thinkin' that's what he meant.
     
  4. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    I kinda knew what he meant.
     
  5. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I knew you all knew that.
     
  6. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    I had no idea
     
  7. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    No one really does, do they?
     
  8. Norman

    Norman LORD VADER Moderator
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    I do and I've posted pictures of it before!(^)
     
  9. misteright1_99

    misteright1_99 New Member

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes: I,m sorry I couldnt resist...
     
  10. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Norman- I've never seen the photos you've posted of riding naked....
     
  11. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    Oh gawd.rotfl

    I have no idea what you are talking about.
     
  12. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Neither does anyone else. ;^)
     
  13. heyscuba

    heyscuba New Member

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    I knew that you knew that he knew that you knew,...
     
  14. 2door

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    I DO NOT want to see pictures of Norm riding naked. Post no links...
    Tom
     

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    NunyaBidness Active Member

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    You have reminded me again Tom that what has been seen cannot be UNseen.
     
  16. muddybike

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    Wow always kinda wondered what 0% body fat would look like ......
     
  17. Nashville Kat

    Nashville Kat Active Member

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    I threw a chain when the master link came apart a couple of weeks back- luckily I was only a block from home. and I think it was because the sprocket nuts in back had loosened and the sprock was not lined up.

    I'm not giving it another chance and joined the chain together with a chain tool.

    I was going to post a thread "Don't buy this chain tool" because I got a really nice looking thing on ebay for $23 a couple years back, but found that while it would take the chain APART- it had no backing plate behind the chain for putting it back together- still don't have a picture- lots goin on.

    My solution was found when I took an old Bell chain tool, YES the cheap $6 kind from wal-Mart, which normally a 415 chain WON'T fit inside

    But because it had already broken off one of the inner chain guide support plates on the inside of the tool, I completed the process and stripped it clean with needlenose pliers-

    and know what? It works great now with a 415 chain! It fits inside and also backs the chain for re-pressing the pin.
     

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